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Westlake Village Child Support Attorney

Seek Legal Assistance from the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff

Agreeing to Child SupportIf children are involved in a divorce in California, the court may order one or both parents to pay child support. However, child support is typically the cause of repeated confrontation between both parties. The custodial parent may experience problems with consistent payment, while the non-custodial may be suspicious about how the money is being spent for the wrong reasons.

At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff, we can help you ensure that your children get the financial support necessary to have a good life and that the financial obligations of the other party are being met. If you are having issues meeting your child support payment obligations, our Westlake Village family lawyer can help you modify your current plant in order to accommodate your circumstances.

How Do You Calculate Child Support In California?

In California, both parents have the responsibility to support their child or children. They are obligated to cover their financial needs, such as education, health insurance, and medical care. The amount of child support is based on the income of both parents and the number of children who require support. When establishing an individual’s ability to pay, courts take a parent’s gross income and remove any mandatory deductions, resulting in the net income.

Gross income includes, but not limited to, the following:

  • Salary
  • Wages
  • Commissions
  • Bonuses
  • Pension or retirement fund
  • Trust funds
  • Royalties

Let Our Thousand Oaks Family Lawyer Protect Your Rights

Since child support has a significant influence in your life once divorce is finalized, it’s important to obtain legal assistance from a qualified and reliable divorce attorney. With over 35 years of legal experience, our Westlake family law attorney possesses the extensive knowledge of California laws and court proceedings to help navigate through any complexities you may encounter. Do not hesitate to reach out to us today!

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  • I highly recommend!

    “My experience with Jeff's expertise was non other than A-one! He tackled my case swiftly and efficiently with the utmost professionalism. I highly recommend!”

    Former Client

  • His team helped restore hope into our family in a time of uncertainty. That alone make Jeff a fantastic attorney aside from his knowledgeable legal skills.

    “Jeff and his team are by far the best to work with. His staff is kind, courteous, and he is excellent at getting the job done in a timely fashion. He is very straight forward and makes it easy to understand what is going on step by step in your case. His experience and insight into the family law field is excellent. Jeff and his office have helped my family tremendously and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for family law help. If you wants to be sure it is done correct the first time and that your family's best interest are always cared for, he is the guy. His team helped restore hope into our family in a time of uncertainty. That alone make Jeff a fantastic attorney aside from his knowledgeable legal skills.”

    Catherine

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    “In a very difficult time in my life, Mr. Graff provided excellent service to me. Patient with my process, he was always prompt to return my calls, and gave me realistic advice. While other lawyers might be evasive in an effort to prolong the process (hence their fees), Mr. Graff was straightforward and eager to conclude the proceedings quickly in an effort to minimize my pain.”

    Melissa

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    “I knew Jeffrey personally as a proud family man and a pillar of the community with an stellar reputation as a family/divorce attorney. When my daughter was going through her divorce and had several bad experiences with two attorneys, in the Westlake Village area, I recommended Jeffery to her. After meeting with us to discuss the situation and issues, Jeffery and his staff went to work, we went to court, Jeffery not only got the results my daughter had hoped for, but also managed to have the opposing party cover his fees, he is beyond knowledgeable, professional and fair, he's brilliant at what he does and worth every penny. I have since recommended Jeffrey to all my friends and acquaintances who need legal help and will continue to do so. I cannot give Jeffrey Graff enough accolades and thanks for his help and exceptional negotiating skill in settling the case, thank you, again.”

    Dianne R.

  • I felt that he always had my best interest in mind!

    “I selected Jeff to represent me because he specialized divorce cases and had worked with the Ventura County judges for many years. He was very patient with me as dealt with the emotions of getting a divorce after a 19-year marriage, and helped me through the terrible stress of facing my ex-spouse and being in the courtroom. He gave me very good advice on how to manage the property settlement, especially on when I should capitulate and when I should hold my ground. I felt that he always had my best interest in mind (rather than just collecting his fee) and worked diligently to bring the case to a fair conclusion.”

    Mrs. M