The Family Law Roundtable: Child Support
Featuring: Michele Sacks Lowenstein, Certified Family Law Specialist, attorney, as our Panelist on Legal Issues; Elizabeth Brown, attorney, as Moderator of this family law roundtable; Dr. Robert Simon, PhD, licensed psychologist, founding member of the SD Family Law Council for Children as our Guest Panelist on Psychological Issues; Cinda Jones, divorce financial adviser, CDFA, as our Guest Panelist on Financial Issues.
In this roundtable, three experts in their fields, legal, psychological, and financial, discuss the legal, financial, and psychological aspects of child support. The discussion covers a wide range of topics pre-, post-, and through divorce negotiations, including divorce guidelines in California, tax credits and deductions, and the profound psychological mechanisms that can impact how two parents decide to negotiate, view, and contest child support.
Roundtable Shorts to be Published:
For viewers wishing to explore specific issues of Child Support we will publish individual segments of the Child Support Roundtable, separated into groups. Below are segments listed by topic with the dates upon which they will be published here, and on youtube for your viewing. Please be advised that this topic is of a complex nature, and issues of legal, financial, and emotional concern will have some overlap, both in the court room and on the video segments.
Elizabeth Brown, San Diego divorce lawyer, TOP Attorney, explains what basic needs and necessities the California child support guidelines are intended to cover, as well as the impact of disparate incomes and a spouse's potential income. Released. Click here to view.
Elizabeth Brown, San Diego divorce attorney, discusses the modification of child support orders in the face of sudden unemployment or a change in income, as well as penalties for delinquent support, and methods of collection for spouses seeking overdue child support payments. Released. Click here to view.
Elizabeth Brown, San Diego divorce lawyer, TOP attorney, talks personal solutions and unique negotiations beyond guideline-determined support for parents willing to come to the table and openly discuss their concerns with one another. Released. Click here to view.
Michele Sacks Lowenstein, attorney, summarizes the interconnected relationship between the legal, financial, and parenting aspects of determining a child support order that works to the benefit of a family's unique circumstances and family dynamics. Released. Click here to view.
Dr. Robert Simon, PhD, licensed psychologist, delves into emotional issues that can become tied to the drafting, payment, and non-payment of child support, including parents' views on how to parent, and children, when drawn into the conflict, interpreting money, arguments over support, non-payment, and other issues, as measures of parental love. Released. Click here to view..
Dr. Robert Simon, psychologist, discusses how the legal relationship between custody time and support owed can impact the contentiousness of negotiating the parenting plan, sometimes at the expense of the children. Released. Click here to view.
Dr. Simon, PhD, psychologist, elaborates on the connection between child support and parenting styles, emphasizing the need to frame a discussion on child support as a discussion on parenting priorities. Released. Click here to view.
Dr. Robert Simon, psychologist, discusses how arguments over child support can often directly pull the children into the thicket of the conflict. Released. Click here to view.
Cinda Jones, divorce financial adviser, CDFA, explains a variety of the financial factors, including income and potential income, that are included in the court's calculation of child support. Released. Click here to view.
Cinda Jones, divorce financial adviser, CDFA, lists some of the financial challenges of collection and accurate determination of support owed when the non-custodial parent is self-employed. Released. Click here to view..
Cinda Jones, financial adviser, CDFA, provides tips and considerations to keep in mind when attempting to understand child support, when negotiating the order, and when attempting to contain the financial changes and realities of maintaining two separate households. Airs 04/09/2013.
Cinda Jones, financial adviser, CDFA, shares some of the creative approaches to child support issues past clients have undertaken in order to address and meet unique family needs and requirements. Released. Click here to view.