California Child Support & Custody

Skilled El Dorado Hills attorney dedicated to your children’s well-being

Parents must consider not only how divorce affects them, but also how it affects their children — both emotionally and financially. At the office of Mary T. Muse in El Dorado Hills, our skilled California family law attorney has more than 30 years of experience in all family law matters. We help you obtain a fair and reasonable child support arrangement that allows you to raise your child in a safe and healthy environment.
We help parents:

  • Understand child support guidelines
  • Negotiate child support through mediation
  • Litigate child support issues
  • Enforce child support orders
  • Modify child support orders

Child support guidelines

California law establishes general child support guidelines. We can help you understand the basis and structure of these guidelines and how they apply to you. We can help you obtain support payments that best accommodate your financial circumstances and most appropriately provide for your child’s needs.

Child support settlements through mediation

Through the structured process of mediation, couples can put aside their differences and focus on the one objective where they tend to agree — their children’s well-being. Mediation presents a forum for creating fair child support plans that allow both parents to share in the financial obligations of raising their children. We can guide the process toward equitable solutions.

Litigation of child support

In some cases, litigation is necessary for your child to receive fair financial support from both parents. We methodically prepare for litigation to achieve the most equitable support arrangement for your child.

Enforcement of child support

If your spouse has fallen behind on child support payments, you may need assistance to collect the money that rightfully belongs to your child. At the office of Mary T. Muse, we guide you through the process of enforcing your child support order.

Modification of child support

Financial problems may put you in a different financial situation than when you and your spouse divorced. However, you must continue to pay child support until the court modifies your order. We can help you expeditiously process a modification of your child support order so that you and your former spouse more equitably share in the expenses of raising your child.

Contact an experienced El Dorado Hills, California family law attorney.

Call the office of Mary T. Muse at 916-933-4530 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with us today.