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Roseville, California Child Support and Alimony Attorney

Skilled Roseville 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 Law Offices of Larry P. Sinclair, we have 40 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

When you and your spouse divorce, there are a number of decisions you need to make that will have long-term impact on your quality of life. One of the decisions the California courts generally make on behalf of those involved is whether or not you are required to provide your spouse with monetary support, which is also known as alimony or spousal support. At the Law Offices of Larry P. Sinclair, our experience gives us a seasoned familiarity with California alimony law.

Alimony is one of the most frequently fought-over issues in divorce, and while California courts and lawyers strive to split marital assets equitably, equitable does not necessarily mean equal. We always strive to reach a fair agreement between our client and the opposing party.

Experienced in negotiating and litigating alimony agreements

California judges carefully appraise a couple’s length of marriage, their standard of living during the marriage, the relative income of each individual and the needs of each spouse when determining whether or not alimony should be granted, how much should be awarded and for how long it should continue. We can help you convince the court that you need support and thus increase the chance that alimony will be awarded. Alternatively, we can also work to convince the judge that your ex-spouse does not need spousal support, or needs less than he or she asked for.

In California, there are four types of alimony agreements:

  • Temporary alimony provides support during the divorce action, which may include attorney fees and relevant litigation costs.
  • Rehabilitative alimony helps a dependent spouse become self-reliant and may end when an ex-spouse has found a job or has completed his or her education.
  • Reimbursement alimony is awarded to the spouse who worked to support the family while the other spouse pursued professional training or career development. This type of alimony agreement may end or the amount paid may decrease once the spouse has been compensated.
  • Permanent alimony is given to a spouse who is seriously ill or who has demonstrated economic need. This agreement can be modified due to changing financial needs or other circumstances.

Contact an assertive Roseville family law attorney
Call the Law Offices of Larry P. Sinclair at 916-783-3290 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with a family law attorney.