Child Support

Choosing the Ideal Child Support Attorney

Whether you are filing in court for child support or you are having an action being filed in court against you for child support, you will quickly find that the process can be quite complex and emotionally traumatic. The entire purpose an attorney is to advocate for unrepresented parties. An attorney can stand by you and make sure that you are protected and armed with the knowledge needed to feel confident in the courtroom. If you are going through this process and feeling overwhelmed and worried, one of the best things that you can do for yourself is to find an experienced child support attorney who can protect you, arm you with legal knowledge and understanding, and who can advocate for you throughout the process.

Understanding Your Child Support Consultation/Strategy Session

The first step in the process will be to seek out a child support attorney consultation/strategy session because this will allow you to meet with an experienced child support attorney who you can then develop a rapport with. The purpose of this meeting is to get to know an attorney who can work on your case and find out more about how your case is going to develop. This is also the first time when your attorney is going to learn about your case, what has happened so far, and what the next steps are. This is an important building block in the process because it allows you some peace of mind and is the start for a relationship to form between you and your attorney.

During the consultation/strategy session we will get to know the ins and outs of your case. Our attorney will give you legal information and advice pertaining to your unique situation, and will also help you formulate a plan depending on whether or not you intend to move forward with representation. Sometimes the payor complains that they are paying too much, but after analysis, we see that if they tried to lower the payment, it would most likely increase. Alternatively, we sometimes hear a complaint that the payor is paying too little, but after analysis, we see that the amount would most likely decrease. There is a lot that can happen during this meeting. It can be a very comfortable, informal meeting, or it can turn into a serious, strategic planning meeting depending on whether you want to move forward with representation. Your representation is what you make of it, but understand that your child support attorney will zealously advocate for you no matter what it is that you decide to do.

Next Steps with your Child Support Attorney in California

Once you decide to move forward with your child support attorney, the next steps are ultimately up to you and your attorney. If you have a court date already set up, or if you need to file papers, your attorney will likely need to get started right away. If nothing is currently filed with the court, and the case is still in its infancy, then you may simply set another meeting date for the near future. All of these things depend on your unique case. What is most important is that you understand what is transpiring and feel comfortable with the attorney you have chosen.  

Seek Help for Your Child Support Case Today

The Ronald E. Gue Family Law Center serves its clients faithfully all around the areas of Los Angeles County, and the Antelope and San Fernando Valleys, including Granada Hills, Northridge, Santa Clarita, Valencia, Mission Hills, Canoga Park, Van Nuys, Mission Hills, Acton, Palmdale, Lancaster, and Burbank as well as the surrounding areas. What this means is that if you’re struggling with a child support case and you’re looking for an attorney in one of these geographic areas, you should absolutely give us a call. We are waiting to hear from you today at Ronald E. Gue Family Law Center, so give our child support attorney a call today at (818) 891-6106.