Child & Spousal Support
The Law Offices of Wayne A. McFadden represents men and women in initial determinations and post-judgment modifications of child support and spousal support (alimony). We have the extensive experience and have established ourselves as reputable child support attorneys in San Mateo.
Based in San Mateo California, our child support lawyers serve Bay Area and Peninsula clients from San Francisco to San Jose. Contact our family law attorneystoday to discuss your legal situation.
Attorney General Child Support
The amount of child support is based on income of both parties, parental time share and any special needs of the children. Our dedicated Child Support lawyers in San Mateo ensure that the court has accurate, focusing on actual child-rearing expenses and actual time spent with the child vs. the amount designated in the court order. This includes not only the number of overnight stays but taking the child to appointments or school or participating in the child’s sports or activities.
If one parent pays support based on 30 percent time share but in reality spends less time with the child, support to custodial parent can be modified upward. Likewise, a parent who is actively involved in the child’s life can justify more parenting time and reduction of his or her support obligations.
The Law Offices of Wayne A. McFadden attempts to resolve these issues out of court through negotiation or mediation for approval by a judge. However, we will litigate aggressively on behalf of our clients to ensure their interests are protected.
Fair Treatment in Spousal Support
Spousal support (alimony) is most often awarded for the following circumstances:
- The higher-earning spouse can maintain the pre-divorce lifestyle while the other spouse cannot
- One spouse has special needs, such as a physical disability
- The couple has been married for 10 years or more
Spousal support is typically granted for half the length of the marriage but it can be awarded permanently (until death or remarriage).
In arguing on behalf of clients for spousal support, we present evidence of income disparity and lesser skills, education or evidence the other party is hiding assets to downplay ability to contribute alimony.
In challenging spousal support, they may hire vocational experts to assess the ex-spouse’s employment skills, work history and earning capacity. Our Family Lawyers in San Mateo often demonstrate that the former spouse could get a better job but chooses not to because he or she prefers a part-time lifestyle.
(650) 340-7100: Our spousal and child support lawyers often prevail because of our thorough preparation and use of experts to back up our client’s position. For the experienced advocacy you need, contact our San Mateo law offices today.