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Orange County Child Support Defense Lawyers

Child Support Defense Attorney in Orange County

Joseph Torri is an experienced child support defense attorney who provides valuable legal services to clients throughout Orange County and surrounding areas. Joseph Torri formerly worked as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney. He will use this experience to assist clients who are struggling to pay child support or who anticipate future difficulty in meeting this obligation. Having an experienced attorney to assist you with your child support defense can preserve your freedom and prevent you from having to confront one of the many severe punishments that can be imposed on you for failure to pay child support.

Failure to Pay Child Support Punishments in Orange County, CA

The state of California imposes several severe punishments for individuals who fail to pay child support. Some of the potential punishments include:
• Jail time of up to one year
• Fines
• Wage garnishment of up to 50% of your earnings.
• Bank account levies
• Withholding of tax returns
• Suspension of commercial license
• Suspension of driver’s license
• Prohibited use of your passport
These punishments are serious and can have a dramatic impact on your life. If you are being threatened with one of these punishments, or if you suspect that you may encounter repercussions for the amount of child support in arrears, contact Orange County Trial Lawyers to schedule a case evaluation for your child support defense.

Benefits of Hiring a Child Support Defense Lawyer in Orange County, CA

Orange County Child Support Defense Lawyers Hiring a skilled child support defense lawyer can provide many distinct advantages. A represented client will be able to negotiate much more successfully with the opposing party’s counsel or the California Department of Child Support Services than a pro se parent. Our skilled staff will investigate your case and uncover important aspects of it, such as whether or not you were properly served with an adequate notice of child support obligations. If the garnishment order was not served appropriately, it is possible that your case can be dismissed. Our staff can also arrange a paternity test in the event that you question the biological connection between you and the children. We will thoroughly investigate each aspect of your case to determine any mistakes that the opposing party made to build a solid case on your behalf.

Modifying an Order with the Assistance of a Child Support Defense Lawyer in Orange County, CA

A child support defense lawyer can also provide you with assistance by modifying the amount of child support that you are obligated to pay. The state of California uses computer programs to determine the amount of child support that must be paid. Different variables such as the amount of time a parent spends with the child, the amount of income you receive and medical expenses that you have paid for the child are all factors that can change the amount of child support that you must pay. Furthermore, if you have recently lost your job or have experienced a decrease in the amount of your gross earnings, you may be able to modify your existing child support order.

If you need assistance with child support defense, contact Orange County Trial Lawyers at 714-499-989 for a free case evaluation.

Orange County Trial Lawyers
1440 N. Harbor Blvd., Suite 900
Fullerton, CA 92835
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