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San Diego Child Support Lawyer

Raising a child is not an easy task. Without the proper resources, it can leave people feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Child support is a financial duty that one parent may be required to pay to the other for the financial care and support of their child. The goal of child support is to ensure that both parents contribute to the child’s well-being, regardless of the custodial arrangement. In cases dealing with child support, factors such as income and how often the children are with each parent help the Court determine child support amount. The Court uses the California Child Support Guideline when making these calculations. A lot of different factors go into the calculation to determine child support. A child support lawyers can help get you the child support you need.

Why you need an attorney

When people attempt to get child support orders without an attorney, things can go wrong. They often fail to fill out the right paperwork or report the wrong financial information. This prevents them from getting the orders they need. With a child support lawyer who has experienced hundreds of child support cases, you can trust that you will get fair child support orders without fear. Child support is an important financial aspect of family law. If you do not get the support you need, or are paying too much due to new circumstances, then it could be a burden one on party or the other that will be detrimental to the child’s wellbeing.

The goal of child support is to take care of the child. If you need child support payments to provide your children with support from the other party, then you need an attorney who will get you the support your children need. Attorney Burkett has helped many clients secure the support they need, allowing their children to thrive and removing the stress caused by child support issues. His experience as a child support lawyer allows for trustworthy representation that can help get the support you need.

Child Support orders

Child support orders are modifiable, as they can change due to new circumstances. For example, if the parent who has primary custody of the children has new income issues due to circumstances such as losing their job, accidents, etc., then they can request more child support to get financial support for their children. Therefore, if you currently pay child support but due to new circumstances you need payments either lowered or raised, you can request the Court to make those changes. Either parent, therefore, can ask for child support changes through the Court.

Missing child support payments is costly. Child support orders are legally binding, and there are enforcement mechanisms in place to ensure compliance. Failure to pay child support can lead to legal consequences, including suspension of driver’s licenses, seizure of bank accounts, loss of passport, and other penalties. Child support orders are not a punishment aimed at one parent but are merely a way of making sure the children are being supported by both parents. 

For more information on your specific case, please contact us to set up a free consultation by using the contact sheet on our home page or calling our office at (619) 250-2683.


The Law Office of Brian Burkett is conveniently and centrally located in the Mission Valley area of San Diego, right off of the 163 and 8 freeways. Easy access and plenty of free parking. Convenient hours. Our office handles Family Law, Divorce, and Child Custody cases at all of the San Diego County Courthouses: Downtown, Vista, El Cajon, and Chula Vista.

San Diego, CA Office
591 Camino De La Reina

San Diego, CA 92108

Client Reviews

I know and have worked with Brian on a professional level for some time now. I can honestly say that he really cares about his clients. He is a genuine and honest...


Brian helped me in a child support case and also to attain guardianship of my grandson. In both cases, he was honest, persistent, and handled everything in a caring and...


I couldn’t have been happier with the service and price of Mr. Burkett. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.


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