Seasoned California Attorney Handles Child Support Matters
Dedicated Fresno firm assists parents during negotiations and disputes
Even after a breakup, both parents have a legal and moral responsibility to support their children financially. California uses a formula based on several factors to determine what the proper child support rate should be, but disagreements often arise regarding the accuracy of information and compliance with state laws. Our Fresno firm, Gates Law Group, A Professional Corporation, represents parents in all types of child support matters. Attorney Glen Gates has 39 years of experience representing clients throughout the state in a full array of family law matters. We use knowledge gained over decades to identify issues quickly and work tirelessly to obtain fair results for parents and children.
Accomplished lawyer handles modification and enforcement actions
If you’re going through a divorce or no longer live with the person you share a child with, our family law firm will give you the information and advocacy you need regarding:
- Child support guidelines — Information regarding parents’ income, taxes, health insurance costs and other items are used in California child support calculations. We’ll explain the relevant factors and verify the information to avoid an improper rate.
- Mediation — Often, open communication between parents leads to a more appropriate outcome and an enhanced commitment to a support order’s terms. During the mediation process, we can address specific concerns and work toward consensus.
- Modifications — A job change, new child or some other life event can dramatically alter the fairness of a child support order, but no matter how unfair it may be, you are not permitted to take matters into your own hands. Should a modification be justified, we’ll prepare an appropriate petition to the court on your behalf.
- Enforcement — Child support obligations must be honored, even if the paying parent goes into bankruptcy. If a potential violation arises, we advocate for both paying and recipient parents during enforcement actions.
Nothing is more important than the health, safety and comfort of children whose parents are breaking up. Starting with a consultation, we’ll handle child custody and support concerns with the professionalism and compassion that they deserve.
Contact a proven California lawyer for a consultation on a child support issue
Gates Law Group, A Professional Corporation represents parents in California child support proceedings, including modification and enforcement actions. Please call 559-432-9944 or contact us online to make an appointment for a consultation at our main office in Fresno or one of our other locations in Paso Robles and Visalia.