Child Support

Compassionate Pasadena, California Divorce Lawyers with Decades of Experience

When facing divorce, establishing child support for the first time, or seeking a child support modification, an experienced attorney is critical to ensuring optimal results. Child support laws can be complicated, and without advocacy you could face pitfalls or significant financial loss. At Salisbury Lee & Tsuda, LLP, we understand the complexities of California child support laws and are prepared to fight for your security and long-term financial interests. Whether seeking to establish child support, challenge support obligations or modify an existing child support order, we can help.

Because a parent’s obligation to provide for their children lasts from birth until the child age reaches the age of 18 or older, the determination of a child support order can significantly affect the financial interests of both parents and the child for many years to come, and so it is important to do it right the first time. Our divorce lawyers will investigate the income and assets of your partner or former spouse, apply relevant law, and work to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

Fighting For Your Child Support Rights

Child support determinations in California are calculated based on guidelines and a complex mathematical formula. It is thus vitally important that both sides accurately reflect their income, assets and debts through the process. Whether you are seeking to collect support or you want to prevent unmanageable obligations, we can effectively protect your rights.

Practice Areas

A Pasadena family law attorney with our firm will be sensitive to the issues that you face and will work constructively with opposing parties on even the most emotionally charged and divisive issues. We are available to assist you on the following matters:

Our Pasadena child support attorneys will help put your best case forward to establish your rights and protect your interests in the following areas:

Original determinations after divorce. After child custody is determined, a court will also make a child support determination. It is important that the original order reflect your interests, because a reversal can be extremely difficult. We work with parents to make sure that both parents are fully forthcoming and that the financial needs of the child are fully and accurately described.

California child support guidelines. Courts will make determinations based on the child support guidelines calculations. It is important that the numbers accurately reflect income, assets and debts of both parties.

Modifications to an existing order. After a child support order is determined, it is possible to seek a modification based on a significant change in circumstances, such as a job loss or promotion. We also work with clients who may have moved to a different state or region (for example if you obtained child support in New York but moved to California) to obtain jurisdiction over your child support matter and seek modifications where necessary.

Collection of unpaid child support. If you are owed child support, we can initiate legal action to help you collect the support to which you are entitled or direct you to public services that can be provided free of charge through the State of California or the local Department of Child Support Services, if appropriate.

“It is with pleasure that I recommend Lee Salisbury as an excellent divorce lawyer. He made a very painful process go relatively quickly and smoothly.”

We help clients in the following areas:

  • Determining the initial amount of child support
  • Paternity
  • Modification of child support
  • Enforcement of child support in new states
  • Collection of unpaid support
  • Pursuing reduction of obligations
  • Termination of obligations

Reduction of obligations after an injury or job loss. If you are behind on child support obligations because of an accident, injury, job loss or other unforeseeable circumstances, our attorneys can help you obtain a court-ordered modification to reduce your obligations and to work out a reasonable agreement for the payment of past due amounts over time.

At Salisbury Lee & Tsuda, LLP, we are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome in your family law matter and establishing a solution that works for you and your family in the long run. You can trust that your Pasadena divorce lawyer will always remain available to answer your questions, address your concerns and effectively assert your rights through negotiation and settlement or in court. For a consultation with an experienced attorney, please call 626.449.4812 or contact us online. We are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Salisbury Lee & Tsuda, LLP is located two blocks south of Lake Ave. and Colorado Blvd. Our firm is accessible from the 110 (Pasadena) Freeway and the 210 Freeway. Free parking is available. We also have attorneys who speak Mandarin and Japanese.

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