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Child and Spousal Support

Los Angeles County and Ventura County, Child Support Lawyer

Child support and spousal support payments are designed to provide for the needs of the children and assist ex-spouses in maintaining a standard of living. Child support is based upon statutory guidelines; spousal support is more flexible. Since 1974, the law office of David J. Crandall has been helping clients with child support and spousal support issues. These can be contentious issues in family law, and our firm strives to minimize the emotional impact on our clients.

Would you like to arrange a free consultation with an attorney to discuss your child support or spousal support question? Please contact the law firm of David J. Crandall today. Read frequently asked questions about divorce.

Child Support

Our firm uses DissoMaster™, an advanced software system that performs calculations to determine child support payments. The main factors used in the calculation include the earning capacity of each party and child custody arrangements. Child support is designed to pay for housing, food, clothing, and other necessities for the children. It is possible to deviate from the amounts determined by DissoMaster™ with court approval.

Spousal Support

The amount of spousal support received by the nonpaying party will depend upon a variety of factors. Among these are the following:

  • Years of marriage
  • Skills of dependent party
  • Health condition of dependent party
  • Lifestyle during the marriage
  • Earning capacity
  • Ability to work

Spousal support is not affected by property division. However, it is often possible to find creative resolutions to issues of contention. Attorney Crandall is an experienced negotiator who consistently aims for favorable settlement agreements.

Please contact our firm today to learn more.


5000 N. Parkway Calabasas
Ste. 310, Calabasas, Ca 91302
Ph. 818-591-7888
Ph. 805-497-8528
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The law office of David J. Crandall in Calabasas, California, is dedicated to family law issues. We represent clients from Los Angeles County and Ventura County. Including, San Fernando Valley, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Ventura, Conejo Valley, Tarzana, Encino, Canoga Park, West Hills, Woodland Hills, Northridge, Westlake Village, Agoura, Sherman Oaks, Oak Park, Oxnard and North Hills.