Top Palo Alto, CA Child Support Lawyers Near You

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    Law Office of Lily L. Huang

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

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    Law Offices of Christopher W. Dull

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

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    Littler Mendelson, P.C.

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

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    Cordell & Cordell, P.C.

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

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    Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.

    Child Support Lawyers | Palo Alto Office

    Child Support Lawyers | Palo Alto Office

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    Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

    Child Support Lawyers | East Palo Alto Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

    Child Support Lawyers | East Palo Alto Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

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    Law Offices of Steven A. Dinneen P.C.

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

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    Dickinson Wright RLLP

    Child Support Lawyers | Sunnyvale Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

    Child Support Lawyers | Sunnyvale Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

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    Pogue, Calvert & Associates, LLP

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

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    Ropers Majeski PC

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

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    The Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C.

    Child Support Lawyers | Santa Clara Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

    Child Support Lawyers | Santa Clara Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

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    Law Offices of Sandra J. McManus

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

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    Paul Hastings LLP

    Child Support Lawyers | Palo Alto Office

    Child Support Lawyers | Palo Alto Office

  • Law Offices of Huey & Gamble, LLP

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

  • Foster Hsu, LLP

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

  • Kobesky Family Law

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

  • Polsinelli

    Child Support Lawyers | Palo Alto Office

    Child Support Lawyers | Palo Alto Office

  • Mlnarik Law Group

    Child Support Lawyers | Santa Clara Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

    Child Support Lawyers | Santa Clara Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

  • Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

    Child Support Lawyers | Palo Alto Office

    Child Support Lawyers | Palo Alto Office

  • Dechert LLP

    Child Support Lawyers | Palo Alto Office

    Child Support Lawyers | Palo Alto Office

  • Adames & Ash, LLP

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

  • Silicon Valley Law Offices

    Child Support Lawyers | Mountain View Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

    Child Support Lawyers | Mountain View Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

  • Law Office of Arthur Lin

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

  • Law Offices of Teresa Thu Huong Nguyen & Associates

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

    Child Support Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Palo Alto, CA

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Do You Need to Set or Amend Your Child Support?

The amount of child support the noncustodial parent pays each month is determined by the court following state guidelines. They include each parent’s income and assets and the amount needed to maintain the children’s pre -divorce standard of living.

How a Child Support Lawyer Can Help

Whether initially setting the amount of child support or modifying the court order, the services of a Palo Alto child support attorney well versed in family law and child support issues can be of great help. The attorney can help you gather documents and personal information to support your contention and advocate your position to the court.

What does child support cover?

A judge will order child support payments to make sure all of your child’s needs are met when you and your ex are no longer together and spending money. These payments can help cover expenses for your child like school, health care, food, clothing, housing, and more.

How much is child support?

Each state calculates child support according to its formula. This formula will take into account your earnings, your ex’s earnings, and your child’s financial needs for things like school, health care, food, and other necessities. A child support lawyer will be able to better help you anticipate what you expect to either owe or receive in child support payments.

How does child support affect my taxes?

Because child support payments are solely for the child’s benefit, they do not affect tax filings. If you pay child support, you cannot deduct those payments from your income, and if you receive child support, those payments will not count toward your taxable income. If you are late on child support payments, your state may intercept your tax refund to help pay off those debts.

How can I change my child support payments?

If you feel you pay too much child support or receive too little, you must prove a “substantial” change in circumstances to change your child support obligations. This means major changes will need to happen to either your or your ex’s income or your child’s financial needs. Some changes that can bring about a modification of support could include a raise, losing a job, or a serious illness.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances – such as being charged with a crime – where you should always seek experienced legal help.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It’s important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice’s billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

In general, how much an attorney costs will often depend on these four factors: billing method and pricing structure, type of legal work performed, law firm prestige, and attorney experience. Depending on the legal issue you are facing, an attorney may bill you by the hour, settle on a flat fee, or enter into a contingency fee agreement. The type of legal work you need help with will also play a role in cost incurred.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.

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