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San Diego Spousal Support and Child Support Attorneys

Financial support in the context of divorce and family law in California refers to either child support or spousal support (otherwise known as alimony). Both parents have a legal obligation to provide for the financial support of their children. Higher wage earners during the marriage generally have an added obligation to provide for the additional financial support of his or her ex-spouse.

Financial support issues can often be the most litigated issues in California divorce cases. The party obligated to pay support often seeks a lower support obligation while the party seeking support wants to maximize the level of support. The most responsible way to handle support cases is to figure out what the law says you are entitled to or have to pay, and agree to that amount. Problems arise when the parties are either not honest with one another or with themselves for that matter regarding what the legal level of support should be. The most important thing to note when going facing the litigation of a child support or spousal support issue is that a legal obligation is not necessarily going to feel fair. In fact, it is rare that we see a case where either party is happy with the amount of support either settled or ordered.

Child support and spousal support orders can be modified whenever there is a change in circumstances. The experienced San Diego divorce lawyers at Griffith Young & Lass can help you understand your rights on spousal support and child support issues. Call now for a free consultation 858-345-1720

Meet Your Dedicated San Diego Family Attorneys
Family Attorney John N. Griffith, CFLS
Family Attorney John N. Griffith, CFLS

Family Attorney, John N. Griffith, CFLS

John Griffith has practiced exclusively in the area of family law since 2009. John is a Certified Family Law Specialist certified as an expert in the area of family law by the California Board of Legal Specialization.

858-345-1720
john@gylfamilylaw.com

Family Attorney, Catie E. Young, ESQ.
Family Attorney, Catie E. Young, ESQ.

Family Attorney, Catie E. Young, ESQ.

San Diego family lawyer Catie Young has a wide range of litigation experience. She has worked in civil litigation. She has successfully represented clients in many areas of family law including child support, child custody, divorce and domestic violence. She has a unique approach to each child custody case, so clients of Griffith, Young & Lass tend to gravitate toward her in these cases.

858-345-1720
catie@gylfamilylaw.com

Family Attorney Amy J. Lass, Esq.
Family Attorney Amy J. Lass, Esq.

Family Attorney, Amy J. Lass, Esq.

Amy Lass was born in New York and raised in San Diego, California. Amy graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2003 with a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Enterprise Accounting and went on to earn her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and graduated cum laude in 2006. Amy takes a practical and cost considerate approach to the process while striving to balance the emotional needs and objectives of her clients.

858-345-1720
amy@gylfamilylaw.com

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The Typical Divorce Process in California
Discovery of Assets & Obligations (1-3 months)
1 Complaint for Divorce Filed Start of litigation
2 Complaint is Served Varies, but usually shortly after the complaint is filed
3 Answer to Complaint Due 30 days from the date of service
4 Mediation Anytime, but usually after initial discovery
5 Temporary Hearing Usually early in the process
6 Late Case Evaluation / Judicial Hosted Settlement Conference Usually near the end of the case
7 Trial (If Needed) The goal is to settle, but if your case goes to trial, it could take months after the start of litigation.
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I am beyond grateful for the entire staff at Griffith, Young, and Lass. I don't even call myself a client anymore, they are my friends that protected my family and fought with me, side by side.-Erik H., San Diego