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Garwood Reeves Law Firm is a highly esteemed legal establishment that has solidified its standing as a respected and dependable institution within the realm of law. Boasting a storied legacy and unwavering dedication to superiority, Garwood Reeves has diligently fulfilled the role of a child support lawyer for countless families and individuals throughout numerous decades.

Distinguished legal practitioners Robert Garwood and Jennifer Reeves embarked on a journey that has flourished into the establishment of this comprehensive legal enterprise known as Garwood Reeves Law Firm. Offering a broad spectrum of legal services including corporate law, civil litigation, criminal defense, family law, intellectual property, real estate, and more, the firm has cultivated a diverse range of expertise.

In addition to their exceptional legal acumen, Garwood Reeves Law Firm garners recognition for its stringent commitment to professionalism, integrity, and ethical conduct. The firm remains unwavering in upholding the highest standards of the legal profession. Notably, it places great emphasis on a client-centric approach, and tailoring bespoke legal strategies to align with client specific circumstances.

How Do You Determine The Amount Of Child Support To Be Paid?

By law, the amount to be paid in San Diego child support is determined by using a set formula. Factored in the calculations are both parents’ incomes (including unemployment and disability payments, bonuses, stock options, commissions, interest payments, overtime, etc.). Also calculated in are household expenses, health issues, and how much time each parent spends with their children. Garwood Reeves will see that all income source information is added to the calculations to insure that the amount is fair and realistic.

Note: Those making child support payments may not use them as a tax deduction and they may not be claimed as income by the spouse receiving the payments. Even after the court hands down orders for child support, we will always be there if you need us. 

Meet The Child Support Lawyers at Garwood Reeves

The team comprises highly qualified and trustworthy family law attorneys, and divorce mediators. They possess extensive experience and expertise in their respective fields. Led by Julia Garwood, Esq., CFLS, a Certified Family Law Specialist with over 30 years of experience, our attorneys meet the rigorous standards set by the California State Bar.

Casey A. Reeves, Esq., CFLS, brings a wealth of experience in family law and civil litigation. She offers rational options and strategies while being sensitive to clients’ needs and financial constraints. 

Frank Terrazas, Esq., an associate attorney, combines his 15 years of family law experience, successful courtroom appearances, and negotiation skills to provide valuable support to his clients.

Lia Lorick, Esq., an associate attorney, takes an efficient and no-nonsense approach to the law. She has garnered appreciation from clients for her practicality in settling or litigating cases. 

Erin “Annie” Ruttenber, Esq., another associate attorney, not only possesses over five years of family law experience but also brings valuable mediation skills to the table. She assists clients in both litigation and mediation processes.

The team is dedicated to providing exceptional guidance and support to clients to ensure that their needs are met throughout the complexities of family law matters.

Overview of California Child Support Laws and Guidelines

California has established a comprehensive framework of child support laws aimed at ensuring equitable financial contributions from both parents in nurturing their children. The state employs a formulaic methodology to calculate child support. It takes into careful consideration a range of factors. These include the income of each parent, the duration of time spent with the child by each parent, as well as pertinent expenses pertaining to the child’s healthcare and education.

Within California’s legal landscape, the California Child Support Guideline formula serves as the definitive mechanism for determining the appropriate level of child support. 

Ordinarily, child support obligations endure until the child attains the age of 18 or achieves the milestone of high school graduation, whichever event occurs at a later date. However, circumstances may arise where support extends beyond these significant junctures.

Unique Aspects of Child Support Cases in San Diego

There are concerns peculiar with San Diego when it comes to child support cases. The region’s high cost of living is especially of note, and it affects how child support is calculated. Expenses related to housing, education, and other necessities may increase, and potentially lead to adjustments in the support amounts that have been determined.

San Diego is also home to numerous military installations, resulting in a significant population of service members. 

The city promotes a culture of shared custody and cooperative parenting. When parents actively participate in roughly equal custodial responsibilities, this approach significantly impacts the calculation of child support.

Importance of Working With a Knowledgeable Local Attorney

When it comes to handling child support matters, the intricacies involved can be quite challenging. However, enlisting the services of a skilled local attorney can offer a range of advantages:

  • Familiarity with local laws and procedures 
  • Precise calculation of child support
  • Advocacy and negotiation
  • Support for modifications and enforcement

Collaborating with a knowledgeable local attorney equips you with the necessary guidance, support, and legal representation to effectively navigate the complexities of child support cases in San Diego.

Comprehensive Child Support Services

We pride ourselves on our extensive range of comprehensive child support services, which cater to various needs and situations. These services entail:

  • Conducting in-depth initial consultations.
  • Leveraging our adept negotiation skills and offering expert representation during discussions surrounding child support agreements.
  • Providing valuable assistance to clients in accurately calculating their child support obligations.
  • Collaboratively developing solutions to modify existing child support orders.
  • Employing assertive enforcement measures to vigorously safeguard the rights of children.
  • Offering dedicated support for cases that involve interstate or international child support matters.

We are committed to providing comprehensive support to our clients and ensuring the best possible outcomes for all parties involved

Empowering Families Through Education

Child support is a vital component within the parent-child dynamic, subject to resolution through a Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship (SAPCR). It entails financial contributions made by either or both parents to meet the child’s expenses. When seeking crucial details regarding child support, the following resources can prove invaluable. 

California Family Code, Section 9, Pages 3500-5700, sets forth the fundamental structure for court-mandated child support.

Child Support (California Law Help)

This comprehensive manual delves into the fundamental components of child support in California covering an in-depth examination of income and resources eligible for deduction to fulfill child support obligations.

Frequently Asked Questions, Child Support California 

Within the materials provided by the Child Support Division of the Office of the Attorney General, a wealth of insights awaits. It covers a diverse spectrum of matters pertaining to both custody arrangements and the crucial matter of financial support.

Garwood Reeves: Your Trusted Child Support Advocates in San Diego

Garwood Reeves Law Firm has cultivated a strong reputation over the years, consistently receiving positive feedback from satisfied clients. Irina expresses her gratitude, stating, “I consider myself fortunate to have had Attorney Reeves by my side as my legal representative throughout various stages of my family law case.”

Myrna enthusiastically endorses the firm, writing persuasively, “My experiences with Garwood Law Attorney Casey Reeves have been nothing short of exceptional. He is an outstanding attorney, and I have relied on his representation on multiple occasions in court, consistently achieving the desired outcomes.”

Navigating the Complexities

Child support cases often present a myriad of intricacies, leaving both parents uncertain about the unfolding process. Among these complexities, addressing unique challenges, such as self-employment or high net worth scenarios remains a primary concern. Another layer of contention lies in handling sensitive matters concerning parental rights and obligations. It becomes necessary to seek the guidance of an experienced family law attorney. They can adeptly navigate the legal process, offer advice, and passionately advocate for your rights and the best interests of the child.

Contact Us To Speak To A San Diego Child Support Attorney At Once!

Garwood Reeves is prepared to take legal action against those who have failed to pay to support their children as the court has ordered. We are also available to help you if you seek to make any modifications to the amount of the support. Contact our San Diego family lawyer today to schedule an appointment to discuss what we can do to help your family.

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