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Westlake Village Child Support Attorney

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

If 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.

Calculating Child Support Payments

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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Happy Clients

  • 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

  • He worked efficiently to get the best and honest result for my family in child support matters.

    “I chose Mr. Graff to represent me in my divorce since he was also knowledgeable with bankruptcy law. He promptly returned phone calls, was quite helpful and consistent in advising me. He knew and understood my case and was very professional in representing me. Furthermore, I knew he was well respected in the courtroom and by other attorneys. He worked efficiently to get the best and honest result for my family in child support matters. I would absolutely hire him again and definitely recommend him to anyone in need of family law representation.”

    Kathy

  • In a very difficult time in my life, Mr. Graff provided excellent service to me.

    “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

  • Long story short, Jeff was able to get the monthly amount we paid cut down by more than half!!

    “Jeffrey handled my Family matter. Jeff is great!! He really helped me and my husband fight my husband’s ex. My husband got hurt at work and we were really having a tough time. My husband ex’s got a big child support order against my husband and we didn’t even know that she went to Jeffrey handled my family matter. Jeff is great!! He really helped me and my husband fight my husband’s ex-wife. My husband got hurt at work and we were really having a tough time. My husband ex-wife had a huge child support order against my husband and we didn’t even know that she went to court for that!! Then, she started coming after us for this big child support money every month. She wouldn’t even let her kids come over to visit with us and my kids, but just wanted the money and my husband wasn’t working. My co-worker went to Jeff for her divorce and she told me to call and talk to him. I am so thankful that I called him. I talked to him and he explained everything to me. I needed that because I didn’t know what to do. My husband and I met with him in his office. Jeff and the secretary were both so nice and very professional. I completely trust them! Long story short, Jeff was able to get the monthly amount my husband pays to his ex-wife cut down by more than half!! And on top of that got the judge to make my husband’s ex let the kids come and visit with my husband, who is still hurt, and my kids. Everything worked out so much better than I thought it could. I didn’t know we had a choice and that we could go to the judge to lower the support AND let us see the kids. I would recommend Jeff to anyone who need help with family law. Very Helpful.”

    Linda

  • He understands family dynamics because he has experience working with many different types!

    “Jeff is very kind and always takes time to listen to my issues and questions. He is very professional. Jeff is always prepared for court and his experience is obvious when you see that all the judges know him and regard him with great esteem. Jeff understands family dynamics because he has experience working with many different types of issues which characterized my case. If you would like to be able to trust that your lawyer is going to resolve your issue to the best possible outcome while being professional and courteous, Jeff Graff is the attorney for you.”

    Paul