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Collecting Child and Spousal Support

collecting child support and spousal

Huntington Beach Parental Rights Lawyer

Our Orange County legal team has extensive experience handling divorce issues. We understand that you may be dealing with complicated matters, including collecting child and spousal support in Orange County. We will guide you through both support processes to help you achieve a reasonable outcome.

At the Law Office of Edwin Fahlen, we understand California divorce codes. We understand how the state calculates child support, and the specific factors judges review when deciding spousal support. We represent both sides of each divorce issue. We will help you pursue support. We will also provide guidance if your ex-spouse is seeking support.

Child Support

Our legal team will help you with your child support issues. We will discuss the law and how it may affect your case. Our lead attorney, Edwin Fahlen, has 23 years of experience handling divorce cases. He will review your financial situation and provide estimates based on the state's formula for calculating child support. He understands all the factors that will affect child support, including:

  • Health insurance
  • Property taxes
  • Daycare expenses
  • Tax obligations
No matter the outside factors, the courts follow the best interest of the children standard. The court will evaluate every element to determine a resolution that benefits your children. We will explain your options and obligations to help you form realistic expectations for your case.

The Law Office of Edwin Fahlen also provides post-decree modification support. We will help you change your child support agreement. Please visit our modification of orders page to learn more.

Spousal Support / Alimony Collection

In California, there are two steps to spousal support. Temporary support is provided before your divorce is finalized. Permanent support is the amount determined within your divorce agreement, or Judgment. We will provide informed guidance based on your situation.

The court will establish spousal support in a variety of ways. Judges must evaluate several factors when determining support. These will include:

  • The length of the marriage.
  • Each party's age.
  • The payor's ability to afford support .
  • The Payee's need for support.
  • The standard of living during the marriage.
  • The marketable skills of the supported party.
  • Impairment of supported party during marriage for domestic duties.
  • The extent the supported party contributed to the education and training of the supporting party.
  • Obligations of each party.
  • Earning capacity of either party.
  • The health of each party.
  • Documented domestic violence history.
  • Tax consequences.
  • Balance of hardships to each party.
  • The goal that the supported party become self supporting.
  • Criminal conviction of an abusive spouse.
  • Any other factor that is just and equatable.
Our legal team will help protect your interests. We will evaluate your situation and guide you to help determine the best course of action. We have handled numerous divorce cases and will help you achieve a reasonable outcome.