Child Support

child supportDeterminations of child support made at the time of divorce or during a paternity case can affect both parents and children until the child's emancipation at the age of 18 or 19. Whether you are seeking child support or you need legal help with an unfair child support order, an experienced child support lawyer can protect your rights in court.

At R.S.C Law Group, we have extensive experience in court proceedings to determine child support orders at the time of divorce or separation, and in post-decree modification hearings when a custody or visitation schedule changes or financial circumstances change.

Whether you are seeking to collect child support or need legal help to protect yourself against unfair and unmanageable child support payments, we can represent your interests in family court. Contact our Monterey / San Jose Law Office to schedule an initial FREE consultation.

Obtaining Child Support Payments: 

Child support determinations are based on California's Child Support Guidelines, taking into account the child custody arrangements, the financial position of each parent, and the needs of the child. Under California family law, both parents are responsible for providing appropriate support for their children.

As your child support lawyer, Mr. Coetzee's role is to ensure that all the financial facts are presented in order to ensure that the child support that is ordered is fair and appropriate. This is not always easy, as some parents do not present an accurate accounting of their finances and hide income. When needed, our firm can work with an investigator and or a forensic accountant to uncover hidden assets so the child receives the support he or she deserves.

Enforcement of Child Support Obligations:

If you have an existing child support order and you are owed back child support, we can help you take legal action to collect unpaid child support payments. California child support law provides a number of penalties for parents who have not paid support, or who are behind on their child support payments. There are things we can do to enforce child support collections and get you the support you need.

Defense if Your Child Support Order Is Unfair or You Are Facing Legal Consequences for Unpaid Child Support: 

The State of California cracks down hard on parents who are in arrears with their child support, imposing criminal penalties, wage garnishment, and even suspending a parent's drivers' license to get them to pay. But sometimes, the State's actions are wrong or unfair.
If you are likely to owe child support payments after a divorce or paternity case, we will make sure that your child support order is appropriate and within your means, and that you have been given all the deductions and credits you deserve.

If the other parent has lied in their initial support petition or request for modification, we will work to bring the truth to light. If they have claimed support was not paid but there is evidence that it was, we will bring that evidence to court. We have a lot of experience defending against these suits and helping people negotiate and deal with Monterey / San Benito / Santa Clara County Child Support Services.

Attorney, Rory Coetzee is one of the few family law attorneys who has significant experience handling cases where unfair child support orders or judgments have been obtained by Monterey / San Benito / Santa Clara County Child Support Services. We will fight to have unfair child support orders corrected and unjust judgments reversed.

If you are having trouble making your child support payments, contact us before a financial challenge becomes a legal nightmare. We defend non-custodial parents accused of failing to pay child support or owing back support who are now facing criminal penalties and the loss of a driver's license. We will protect your right to work and your need for transportation.

Picking the Right Lawyer Is the First Step in Winning Your Case.

Contact our Monterey or San Jose office today to schedule a free thirty minute consultation with an experienced Monterey / Santa Clara County / San Benito, California family lawyer.

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  • Monterey Divorce Lawyer

    587 Hartnell Street
    Monterey, CA 93940-2822
    Tel: (831) 275-1191
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