Representing a former wife in a heated dispute over child support arising from proceedings in California and New Jersey, CALG’s team defeated the former husband’s argument in the California Court of Appeal, First District, that the trial court could not award a percentage of corporate stock compensation he received during marriage because the stock value might greatly exceed the reasonable needs of the children.

CALG then prevailed on its cross-appeal argument that even though husband claimed he would be left with $150 of monthly disposable income, the trial court abused its discretion by considering the parties’ previously agreed-upon non-modifiable spousal support as a basis for reducing child support below the guideline amount.

Robert Roth was CALG’s lead attorney on the case, Heath v. Heath. The court’s opinion is here.

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