Questions About Family Law

It can take years if you take a complicated divorce to court. But in mediation, it can take only a few weeks to resolve everything. Here are the basic rules to dissolve your marriage:

Child Support & Custody

Important issues for any divorcing couple with children are the amount of child support to be paid and the terms of time sharing. Child support is determined pursuant to Guidelines set up by the State of California, and mostly decided by two main factors: (1) how much you and your spouse earn, and (2) how much time each of you spends with the child(ren). Other factors such as health insurance, child care, and tax deductions may also affect the amount due. In mediation, the Guideline computation is often the starting point for you and your spouse to reach an agreed amount that is specific to your individual case and acceptable to both of you.