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Petsas & Stephens
divorce attorneys

San Mateo Child Support Attorneys

We put your child first

Divorce can wreak havoc on all involved, particularly children. A dividing family will inevitably result in some uncertainty, but no child deserves to be uncertain about where his or her next meal will come from. The San Francisco and San Mateo child support lawyers at the Law Office of K.J. Petsas, PC demand the financial support both you and your former spouse owe your children to provide for their well-being.  

It is not only your parental obligation to support your child — it is your legal obligation. Our child support attorneys painstakingly ensure adherence to California’s child support guidelines when helping you establish a schedule for payment and receipt of support. The determination of child support in California considers three main factors:

  • The incomes of both parents
  • The number of children both parents are responsible for supporting
  • The time the child spends with each parent

The California Department of Child Support Services provides a calculator tool for estimating the dollar amount of the support obligation.

A mutual duty to provide

Life is unpredictable at times — the status of your child’s welfare shouldn’t be. Our San Mateo divorce lawyers process modifications to your child support agreement with the court so that you and your former spouse are continuously held equally accountable for your child’s expenses, despite changing circumstances. A change in circumstances can include:

  • An injury or illness
  • A lost job
  • Other unforeseen expenses
  • An inheritance or salary increase

While we use child support modifications to ensure and maintain your child’s financial stability, we are not afraid to fiercely pursue alternative methods. If your former spouse is unwilling to pay support or argues legitimacy as the parent of your child, our San Francisco and San Mateo child support attorneys will aggressively proceed with litigation and enforcement of your child support order.

Contact a child support attorney today

Serving clients throughout San Mateo County and the San Francisco Bay area, the Law Office of K.J. Petsas, PC offers the experience and attentive counsel you need to successfully tackle difficult family law issues.  We are conveniently located in South San Francisco and encourage you to give us a call at 650.273.4924 or contact us online to take advantage of our free initial consultation. We return calls within 12 hours.   

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