Someone Who Cares About Your Children As Much As You Do
Child custody and child support are two of the most sensitive and fought-over issues for parents who are no longer together. Attorney Erin Stratte is a family law attorney who cares deeply about advocating for Bay Area parents who are struggling with a difficult child custody or child support dispute. At The Stratte Firm, she gets to know you personally to understand what you and your child are going through, then fights to get the results you need.
What Will My Parenting Schedule Look Like?
California has two forms of child custody. Physical custody refers to where the child lives. Legal custody refers to the right to make major decisions about the child’s life. These types of custody can be shared between parents or given to only one parent. When issuing a custody order, the court considers factors such as:
- Each parent’s ability to raise the child
- The child’s relationship with each parent
- The location of each parent’s residence
- The child’s involvement in school, church and extracurricular activities
- The presence of abuse, neglect, addiction or severe mental illness
Attorney Stratte fights to protect your child’s best interests and maintain a peaceful relationship with their other parent whenever possible. She often helps her clients reach positive agreements to their custody battle and other issues such as divorce without having to go to trial.
How Does California Calculate Child Support?
If you have shared or sole physical custody, you may need child support. In California, child support amounts depend on the disparity between parents’ income and how much time the child spends with each parent. Other factors can influence the decision, including:
- Each parent’s income and separate assets
- The custody and visitation arrangement
- The financial needs of the child
- Health care considerations
- Child support obligations for children from other relationships
Whether you need to receive or pay support, attorney Stratte strives to make sure the amount is fair. If your life changes significantly, she can also help you modify an existing child support or custody order.
Discuss Your Options With A Lawyer Today
For caring and trustworthy legal help, contact The Stratte Firm. You can schedule your initial consultation by calling attorney Stratte’s Oakland office at 510-480-1845 or by using her online contact form.