Los Angeles Child Custody Attorney
Experience And Commitment
At the Law Office of Paula Kane, we provide sophisticated representation in child support, child custody and spousal support matters for clients throughout Southern California. As a Los Angeles child custody lawyer with more than 30 years of experience, Paula Kane has the knowledge and poise to protect your interests throughout your divorce.
Child custody is an important issue in any divorce involving minor children. It is essential to establish a parenting plan that gives you ample time with your child, works with your lifestyle and protects the best interests of your child. With more than 30 years of family law experience in California, we provide our clients with sophisticated, solution-oriented negotiation of child custody matters. When those negotiations are unsuccessful, we are prepared to fight for you aggressively in the courtroom.
Spousal support (often called alimony) and child support matters can be difficult to handle in divorce proceedings. No one wants to pay more every month than he or she needs to, but he or she wants to make sure the children are provided for properly. In some cases, spouses try to game the system by overstating the financial need for the child or personal need for support, or understating their financial ability to provide support.
Whether you are the spouse who will be paying child support or spousal support, or you are the spouse who stands to receive this support, we can help you with all aspects of support matters in your divorce, including:
- Determining correct support: The courts in California use a mathematical formula to determine spousal support and child support. Even in extremely complex, high asset divorce cases, we are able to help clients obtain accurate estimates of what to expect from the court.
- Negotiating equitable support arrangements: We are familiar with the factors that the courts use to determine support, as well as the various deviations that various courts and judges use in these cases. This knowledge, based on 30 years of experience, helps us be extremely prepared for child support and spousal support negotiations.
- Litigating child support issues: When child support and spousal support issues cannot be resolved through negotiation, we do everything we can to make sure your interests are protected and that you come out with the best support arrangements possible.
- Post-judgment support modifications: Although the divorce decree is supposed to be permanent, the courts understand that things change. When career advancements, changing financial need and other factors require changes to your original divorce decree, we can help you petition the court for a divorce modification. We work with forensic experts, vocational counselors and other professionals to help protect your interests in support modification hearings.