Keeping Your Family Relationships Strong
The relationship between a parent and child is priceless. Maintaining and protecting those relationships during and after a divorce is essential. As an attorney who is a certified family law specialist by The State Bar of California, California Board of Legal Specialization, my goal is to take care of clients and their families throughout the community by providing high-quality legal services at neighborhood rates.
California child custody laws are based upon protecting the best interests of the child or children. Whether you are seeking sole or joint custody, information on your visitation rights or have questions on child custody guidelines, an experienced attorney can help you reach effective resolutions. I am Joshua W. Martin, and I can walk you through the legal procedures and help you develop a parenting plan that not only meets your children’s needs but protects your rights as a parent.
A Personalized Approach To Protecting Your Family
There is no universal approach for reaching optimal child custody arrangements. The best plans require careful consideration of each family’s individual situation and needs. I take the time to understand your circumstances before crafting a course of action that best meets your needs. Protecting your rights as a parent and the welfare of your children is always at the forefront. With extensive trial experience in cases relating to child custody, I provide the representation you deserve both in and outside the courtroom.
California Child Support Guidelines
When negotiating child support, reaching a fair resolution that both parties agree on is not always a seamless process. If you have questions on calculating child support payments or on child support modification, contact The Law Office of Joshua W. Martin. As a child support lawyer, I can guide you through the legal intricacies and help you determine a course of action that protects you and your children.
Each parent is equally responsible for the financial needs of his or her children. How much child support should be paid by each parent is determined according to California’s prescribed formula. Some factors that are included in the calculation are:
- Income or potential income
- Whom the child primarily resides with
- Number of children
- Cost of child care
Reaching a fair child support agreement requires careful planning. It is important to work with an attorney to evaluate your financial situation and determine the proper amounts to put into the formula.
Protecting You And Your Children
Each family has unique financial circumstances and coming to a resolution that best serves you and your children can be a challenge. Through a detail-oriented approach and in-depth understanding of the law, I resolve child support disputes for clients throughout San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Monterey counties in an efficient, cost-effective manner. I help clients navigate through this complex process and develop a plan that addresses both their needs and their children’s needs.
Contact A Board-Certified Attorney
Child custody and child support can be difficult issues to resolve in the divorce process. I work to resolve a variety of family legal issues by incorporating an effective course of action tailored to my client’s individual needs. If you have questions on California child support guidelines, custody, visitation, custody modification or any other family law matter, let’s talk. With an in-depth understanding of the law and a strong civil litigation background, I aggressively defend and protect the rights of families and individuals in all types of family legal disputes. To discuss your situation with a knowledgeable lawyer, call The Law Office of Joshua W. Martin at 805-250-0472 or contact me online.