We understand that you want someone who can battle for your legal rights regarding support issues. This might include either getting the maximum amount of support legally allowable or minimizing the support paid to an undeserving spouse. We can assist you in either situation. Child support is based on a California guideline formula. We can advise you as to what you can expect. California determines child support based on factors including the income of each party and the visitation arrangement. In most cases the non-custodial parent is required to pay child support to the other party. We can battle for arrears against a deadbeat parent. Spousal support is generally awarded until both spouses are able to be self supporting. If the marriage lasted less than ten years spousal support generally lasts half the length of the marriage. California law provides "Section 4320" factors to assist the court in determining the proper amount of spousal support. We can help you understand what to expect and guide you through the support process.