Child & Spousal Support Lawyer

The Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C.

Santa Barbara, CA

Child & Spousal Support Lawyer

Santa Barbara Child & Spousal Support Attorney

At the Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C., we help clients with a wide range of child and spousal support issues. In child support cases, our top priority is protecting the best interests of your children. We understand how stressful and emotional these matters can be and we pride ourselves on providing compassionate and responsive services for our clients during these difficult times.

Child Support Lawyer Santa Barbara

In the majority of cases, child support obligations are determined in accordance with the California State Child Support Guidelines. The Child Support Guidelines employ a formula for determining what each parent’s obligation is to provide support for the children. We use the latest DissoMaster™ software tool that can quickly calculate the proper level of child support and provide guidelines for spousal support.

Spousal Support Representation

Spousal support, also known as alimony is available if one of the parties doesn’t have enough income or property to support them. Unlike child support, there is no exact formula for determining spousal support. Instead, it is based on factors the court may consider, such as:

  • Length of marriage
  • How long a spouse has been out of the workforce
  • How long it would take the recipient to be self-supportive
  • The ability of the higher-earning spouse to pay alimony

Sometimes a spouse will attempt to hide income to prevent their alimony payments from increasing. We have access to a network of forensic accountants and private investigators that will be able to help us obtain the information we need to assist in preparing your case.

Our team will guide you through the process of determining spousal support. We serve clients throughout Santa Barbara County including Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta, Carpinteria, and Santa Maria.

Schedule a free consultation about your child support or alimony issue

From child support modification and enforcement to spousal support, our firm handles cases of all types and complexities. Call our Santa Barbara office today at 805-965-3703 or email us at

Our Commitment To You

At the Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C., we are committed to providing the highest standard of service. We understand that clients hire our firm for results, and they also expect quality service.

Our goal in each case is to exceed our clients' expectations. Our attorneys, Gregory McMurray and Elvia Garcia, are experienced trial lawyers who have been handling family law, criminal law, personal injury and estate planning cases for more than a decade. When you need an attorney, you'll be glad you choose us. We can be reached at 805-965-3703 or email us at .

When a advocate for children and families hears of an attorney who is doing a great job at fighting for the families in the broken juvenile system and against the broken system of CPS… I just want to thank you from many families as you are a rare Gem to find! Thank you so much and pray for many blessing for your life and know you are a RARE find! 


I hired Ms. Garcia about 6 months ago to represent me in my dissolution of marriage action. Divorce was a very hard decision for me to make, but from the first call I had with Ms. Garcia, she made me feel comfortable. She kept me informed the entire process. She was very responsive and always willing and able to answer any questions of concerns. I cannot thank her enough for her expertise and making this process easier than I had expected. I definitely recommend her to anyone.


I couldn’t recommend Elvia highly enough. When the legal system left me hurt and confused, she fought fiercely and got me results.

Elvia believes in what she does and her passion shines through in her work. She couldn’t have done a better job for me and I know she’ll fight just as successfully for you.


A very good friend of mine referred me to Mr. McMurray. He is an extremely intelligent person. He is diligent in his work and a true advocate for his clients. He takes a personal interest in understanding how you want to be represented. He then brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the law and manages your case in an expedient way. 


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