Child & Spousal Support

Santa Barbara Child & Spousal Support Attorney

At the Law Offices of MR. 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.

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.

At the Law Offices of MR. GREGORY I. MCMURRAY, P.C., in Santa Barbara, California, we will guide you through the process of determining spousal support. We serve clients throughout the central coast and southern California, including Goleta, Carpinteria, Santa Maria, Lompoc, Ventura and Oxnard.

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, we offer free initial consultations.