Richard P. Roggia, esq.


Representative Cases 

Child Support 

• Handled between 750 and 1,000 cases involving contested child support orders, both guideline and non-guideline, actions for child support arrears, maintenance and defense of actions relating to applications for child support for adult, disabled children 

• Served as trial counsel and appellate counsel and argued before the Supreme Court with reference to establishing principles of equitable estoppel as to a defense in actions for enforcement of child support arrears (In re: Marriage of Damico (1994) 7 Cal.4th 673, 29 Cal.Rptr.2d 787, 872 P .2d 126.) 

• Presided over 250 settlement conferences either as a privately retained settlement judge or a Court-appointed settlement officer in cases involving guideline and non-guideline child support, enforcement of child support orders and collection of arrears, establishment of support for adult emancipated children and related child support issues 

• Handled over 200 cases either as a private attorney, settlement judge or privately retained all-purpose judge as to cases involving the determination of income available for child support as it relates to stock and stock option grants, restricted stock units, deferred compensation and fringe benefits related to employment