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CHILD & SPOUSAL SUPPORT IN OAKLAND

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Navigate Support
In Oakland

CHILD & SPOUSAL SUPPORT IN OAKLAND

Helping You
Navigate Support
In Oakland

Child & Spousal Support
in Oakland

Our Oakland team of family law attorneys offers a wide range of services, including child and spousal support. They will provide you with all the resources necessary to determine your eligibility, set up an action plan, and enforce any orders that are issued. We’re proud to make our attorneys available for free consultations! So if you’re having an issue- we want to help!

 

One of the most difficult aspects of divorce is determining how to divide your marital property. You may have a very good idea about who should get custody of the kids or what to do with any debts. The one area where you may not have a plan, however, is child and spousal support. If you’re going through a divorce in Oakland, it’s important that you gain an understanding of this topic early on in the process so you can come up with a plan that works for you and your family.

 

If you need help with child or spousal support, our Oakland family law attorneys are here to help. We have the experience and knowledge needed for your specific case. If you want a second opinion or more information on our process, call us today! Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions that come up during your free consultation with one of these lawyers.

Who is Eligible for Child & Spousal Support
in Oakland?

Our Oakland family law attorneys are adept at handling all types of child and spousal support cases. We’ll discuss your options with you to help you understand what should happen in the court regarding a custodial parent’s needs, as well as the children in the family. The court will also assess how much it is appropriate for non-custodial parents to pay when any arrears exist, providing accountability on behalf of that person so these can’t slip into default again. You have nothing to worry about if our firm handles this aspect of your case—we’ll take care of everything so it gets done right!

 

In Oakland, the person who is entitled to child or spousal support is called the “obligee,” and the person that pays it is called the “obligor.” For example, if you are asking for child support from your ex, then you are the obligee and they are the obligor. If you owe spousal support, then you would be the obligor and they would be the obligor.

 

Who qualifies for child or spousal support varies by state. In Alameda County, a parent may ask for child or spousal support when:

 

  • The parent has a legal right to custody of a minor child
  • The parent does not have enough property to provide for their own basic needs and those of their children
  • The parent does not receive public assistance

 

If a divorce decree contains provisions about child or spousal support, these provisions will be legally enforceable. If there are no provisions in the decree about either type of order, parents can still file with the court to seek orders.

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Child & Spousal Support
in Oakland

Our Oakland team of family law attorneys offers a wide range of services, including child and spousal support. They will provide you with all the resources necessary to determine your eligibility, set up an action plan, and enforce any orders that are issued. We’re proud to make our attorneys available for free consultations! So if you’re having an issue- we want to help. If you need help with child or spousal support, our Oakland family law attorneys are here to help. We have the experience and knowledge needed for your specific case. If you want a second opinion or more information on our process, call us today! Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions that come up during your free consultation with one of these lawyers.

Who is Eligible for Child & Spousal Support
in Oakland?

Our Oakland family law attorneys are adept at handling all types of child and spousal support cases. We’ll discuss your options with you to help you understand what should happen in the court regarding a custodial parent’s needs, as well as the children in the family. The court will also assess how much it is appropriate for non-custodial parents to pay when any arrears exist, providing accountability on behalf of that person so these can’t slip into default again. You have nothing to worry about if our firm handles this aspect of your case—we’ll take care of everything so it gets done right!

 

In Oakland, the person who is entitled to child or spousal support is called the “obligee,” and the person that pays it is called the “obligor.”

 

For example, if you are asking for child support from your ex, then you are the obligee and they are the obligor. If you owe spousal support, then you would be the obligor and they would be the obligor.

 

Who qualifies for child or spousal support varies by state. In Alemeda County, a parent may ask for child or spousal support when:

 

  • The parent has a legal right to custody of a minor child
  • The parent does not have enough property to provide for their own basic needs and those of their children
  • The parent does not receive public assistance

 

If a divorce decree contains provisions about child or spousal support, these provisions will be legally enforceable. If there are no provisions in the decree about either type of order, parents can still file with the court to seek orders.

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Our experienced child & spousal support attorneys in Oakland have the knowledge, resources, and dedication to prepare your case and protect your interests to find the best possible outcome.

What is Child Support in Oakland?

In Oakland, child support is understood as the money paid by one ex-spouse to another to provide for their children. It’s important to remember that this money is not just for groceries and clothing, but also includes the costs of school supplies, daycare, extracurricular activities, etc. Child support payments need to cover all of these expenses and should be made in a way that assures even support for all children involved.

What Factors into Determining
Child Support in Oakland?

To calculate the amount of child support, you will need to take into account a number of factors. One factor is the gross income of each spouse. The other factors include the children’s expenses (such as medical costs), children’s time spent with each parent, and whether or not a spouse has another job-related expense (such as health care).

 

1) Gross Income:

Before you can figure out the correct amount of child and spousal support payments, you will first need to determine what type of payment order you have in your divorce decree. With one type of payment order, both parents are required to pay the same percentage of their gross income. With another type, each parent pays based on their individual income level.

 

2) Children’s Expenses:

Children’s expenses may also factor into how much child support is required. For example, if one parent pays for private school for your children, that spouse may receive more spousal support than if they didn’t pay for private school. There are many other circumstances where a spouse’s obligation to pay for expenses would change how much child support they are required to pay.

 

3) Children’s Time Spent with Each Parent:

Another factor in calculating child and spousal support is the time that each parent spends with their children as well as an estimate of how much it would cost to maintain two households instead of one

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Our experienced Oakland family law attorneys understand that no case is the same. We encourage you to reach out and share the details of your case with them so they can provide you with a better idea of your unique attorney fees.


Have Questions, Reach Out!

Our experienced child and spousal support attorneys in Oakland understand how overwhelming the support process can be. They will listen to the specifics of your case while paying attention to your concerns and goals. They will provide you with expert advice to help you navigate this difficult time and make the best decisions for your family! 


What is Spousal Support
in Oakland?

If you’re going through a divorce in Oakland, you may have heard of spousal support. Spousal support is typically used when one spouse makes more money than the other. It’s used to help maintain their lifestyle while they’re transitioning to single life. Spousal support is not just for singles; sometimes it can be ordered even if the couple has minor children together.

How Can You Enforce
Support Payments?

If your ex-spouse or child’s other parent does not abide by the terms of a court order, it may be difficult to enforce. You can go back to court for enforcement and ask for help, but it is not guaranteed. There are many actions that can be taken if someone fails to pay their spousal or child support payments.

 

You should contact local law enforcement and notify them that you have a child or spousal support order that is not being paid. If this person falls behind on payments more than three times, they could face fines of up to $1,000 and six months in jail. The law also allows you to take this person’s drivers license away as well as seizure of their property or wages if they owe more than $5,000 in past due payments.

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What is Child Support
in Oakland?

In Oakland, child support is understood as the money paid by one ex-spouse to another to provide for their children. It’s important to remember that this money is not just for groceries and clothing, but also includes the costs of school supplies, daycare, extracurricular activities, etc. Child support payments need to cover all of these expenses and should be made in a way that assures even support for all children involved.

What Factors into Determining
Child Support in Oakland?

To calculate the amount of child support, you will need to take into account a number of factors. One factor is the gross income of each spouse. The other factors include the children’s expenses (such as medical costs), children’s time spent with each parent, and whether or not a spouse has another job-related expense (such as health care).

 

1) Gross Income:

Before you can figure out the correct amount of child and spousal support payments, you will first need to determine what type of payment order you have in your divorce decree. With one type of payment order, both parents are required to pay the same percentage of their gross income. With another type, each parent pays based on their individual income level.

 

2) Children’s Expenses:

Children’s expenses may also factor into how much child support is required. For example, if one parent pays for private school for your children, that spouse may receive more spousal support than if they didn’t pay for private school. There are many other circumstances where a spouse’s obligation to pay for expenses would change how much child support they are required to pay.

 

3) Children’s Time Spent with Each Parent:

Another factor in calculating child and spousal support is the time that each parent spends with their children as well as an estimate of how much it would cost to maintain two households instead of one

Try Our California
Child Support Calculator



Our experienced Oakland family law attorneys understand that no case is the same. We encourage you to reach out and share the details of your case with them so they can provide you with a better idea of your unique attorney fees.

What is Spousal Support
in Oakland?

If you’re going through a divorce in Oakland, you may have heard of spousal support. Spousal support is typically used when one spouse makes more money than the other. It’s used to help maintain their lifestyle while they’re transitioning to single life. Spousal support is not just for singles; sometimes it can be ordered even if the couple has minor children together.

How Can You Enforce
Support Payments?

If your ex-spouse or child’s other parent does not abide by the terms of a court order, it may be difficult to enforce. You can go back to court for enforcement and ask for help, but it is not guaranteed. There are many actions that can be taken if someone fails to pay their spousal or child support payments.

 

You should contact local law enforcement and notify them that you have a child or spousal support order that is not being paid. If this person falls behind on payments more than three times, they could face fines of up to $1,000 and six months in jail. The law also allows you to take this person’s drivers license away as well as seizure of their property or wages if they owe more than $5,000 in past due payments.

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Spousal Support Calculator



Have Questions, Reach Out!

Our experienced child and spousal support attorneys in Oakland understand how overwhelming the support process can be. They will listen to the specifics of your case while paying attention to your concerns and goals. They will provide you with expert advice to help you navigate this difficult time and make the best decisions for your family! 


See What Our Customers Are Saying About
Our Child & Spousal Support Lawyers In Oakland

Benji Kelso
Benji Kelso
April 13, 2022.
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April 7, 2022.
I Spoke with Kiana today and she was very informative and thorough in her explanation of what my situation would entail, and she said I could probably do a divorce without their assistance . I really appreciated her honesty. l would recommend their service to anyone who needs help with their divorce.
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April 1, 2022.
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March 29, 2022.
I had the best experience working with Brian as My Attorney and Yenesis. I felt fully supported while they worked diligently fighting for myself and my children in my very intense divorce case.
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Marva Short
March 21, 2022.
Modern Law Firm did a wonderful job handling a post divorce decree matter. Both Attorney Nick Totallian and Jordan Moore were diligent and thorough in bringing this case to a close.
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February 19, 2022.
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Experienced Oakland
Child & Spousal Support Attorneys

There are many factors to consider when facing child and spousal support cases in Oakland and there’s a lot you may be wondering. But don’t worry, our experience Oakland family law attorney’s are here to help! If you have any questions about how these processes work, the best place for you to start is with a family law attorney. We can help explain what to expect in your uniques situation.

 

The truth of the matter is that every situation is different and there is no one size fits all solution to support cases. That’s why it’s important for our lawyers to understand each client’s unique case before providing legal advice on anything related to child and spousal support.

 

We represent clients in court and negotiate with the other side to achieve a favorable resolution. We have been practicing family law for decades, so you can trust us when it comes to your needs. With our experience as both litigators and negotiators, we know how best to approach each individual case from beginning to end.

 

Our Oakland child and spousal support attorneys understand how difficult family law matters are to navigate. They can empathize with your situation, provide you with counseling expert advice, to guide you to the best possible outcome for you and your family. We also understand the financial burden that family law matters can pose. As such, we have created our one-of-a-kind SimpleStart™ program to give clients an opportunity to reduce the amount of money needed to start their cases.

Our Oakland Office Location

Additional Support Practice Areas

Issues surrounding support involve many aspects and every case is different. Explore some of the other areas involved in child & spousal support. While you don’t need to understand every nuance of support, the more you do understand the easier the process will be.

Experienced Oakland
Child & Spousal Support Attorneys

There are many factors to consider when facing child and spousal support cases in Oakland and there’s a lot you may be wondering. But don’t worry, our experience Oakland family law attorney’s are here to help! If you have any questions about how these processes work, the best place for you to start is with a family law attorney. We can help explain what to expect in your uniques situation.

 

The truth of the matter is that every situation is different and there is no one size fits all solution to support cases. That’s why it’s important for our lawyers to understand each client’s unique case before providing legal advice on anything related to child and spousal support.

 

We represent clients in court and negotiate with the other side to achieve a favorable resolution. We have been practicing family law for decades, so you can trust us when it comes to your needs. With our experience as both litigators and negotiators, we know how best to approach each individual case from beginning to end.

 

Our Oakland child and spousal support attorneys understand how difficult family law matters are to navigate. They can empathize with your situation, provide you with counseling expert advice, to guide you to the best possible outcome for you and your family. We also understand the financial burden that family law matters can pose. As such, we have created our one-of-a-kind SimpleStart™ program to give clients an opportunity to reduce the amount of money needed to start their cases.

Our Oakland
Office Location

Additional Support
Practice Areas

Issues surrounding support involve many aspects and every case is different. Explore some of the other areas involved in child & spousal support. While you don’t need to understand every nuance of support, the more you do understand the easier the process will be.

 

Meet Our Team Of Experienced
Oakland Child & Spousal Support Attorneys

Oakland Family Law Attorney Diane Nguyen

Diane Nguyen
Managing Attorney
Oakland, CA

San Jose family law attorney Holly Gutkovsky

Holly Gutkovsky
Senior Attorney
San Jose, CA

Oakland Family Law Attorney Riena Yu

Riena Yu
Associate Attorney
Oakland, CA

San Jose Family Law Attorney Jalyn Mitchell

Jalyn Mitchell
Associate Attorney
San Jose, CA

Frequently Asked Questions About
Child & Spousal Support in Oakland

Do I have to pay child support in Oakland even if I have 50/50 custody?

In Oakland, you may be required to pay child support even with a 50/50 custody agreement if you are a higher-earning parent. This is because the purpose of a child support order is to maintain the child’s standard of living as it existed prior to divorce, and this can only happen when there’s an adjustment in the form of support.

Can parents agree to no child support in Oakland?

If you are a parent in Oakland, your child has the right to support from both parents. No matter what agreements you make with the other parent, it is still illegal for one of them to avoid paying child support under this law. You can’t waive child-support payments because it’s not in the best interest of your children as required by their rights.

How long do spousal support payments last in Oakland?

In California, spousal support can be paid for up to half the length of a marriage that lasts 10 years or less. Unions lasting longer than 10 years are considered ‘long term,’ and no specific duration will apply.

Frequently Asked Questions About
Child & Spousal Support in Oakland

Do I have to pay child support in Oakland even if I have 50/50 custody?

In Oakland, you may be required to pay child support even with a 50/50 custody agreement if you are a higher-earning parent. This is because the purpose of a child support order is to maintain the child’s standard of living as it existed prior to divorce, and this can only happen when there’s an adjustment in the form of support.

Can parents agree to no child support in Oakland?

If you are a parent in Oakland, your child has the right to support from both parents. No matter what agreements you make with the other parent, it is still illegal for one of them to avoid paying child support under this law. You can’t waive child-support payments because it’s not in the best interest of your children as required by their rights.

How long do spousal support payments last in Oakland?

In California, spousal support can be paid for up to half the length of a marriage that lasts 10 years or less. Unions lasting longer than 10 years are considered ‘long term,’ and no specific duration will apply.

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Additional Resources About
Child & Spousal Support in Oakland

A General Overview of Child Support in Colorado

A General Overview of Child Support

Child support is a common issue in an Oakland divorce case with kids. Get informed about the facts involved in child support so you can make informed decisions.

Support Your Ex: Spousal Maintenance

Support Your Ex: Spousal Maintenance

A common issue divorcing couples in Oakland are faced with is spousal maintenance payments. This article is aimed at providing a brief overview of some of the contours of spousal maintenance.

Modification of Child Support: Changes in Income

Modification of Child Support: Changes in Income

Changing jobs is part of life. However, a modification of child support obligation due to a job change must be in good faith. Learn more about these modificaitons.


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