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What You Need to Know About Child Support Laws in California – and the Responsibilities

Child Support in California

Child support can be best defined as the ongoing contribution of money to help pay for the living and medical expenses of a child, or children, until they reach adulthood. The amount that must be paid is known as the child support order, and under federal law, both parents share a legal duty to provide financial support for their children. Of course, the overall goal in these kinds of domestic situations is to let children share in the standard of living both parents engage in, and as such the court may order either or both parents to pay support.  When it...

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How Winter Creates Child Custody Issues

Even the best-crafted custody agreement does not take into consideration every single situation that could possibly arise. In these circumstances, you must often make a judgement call; case in point: Your child is running a high fever, making it not in his or her best interest that he or she return to you for your designated custodial time. With winter upon us, you may also find yourself required by your custody order to exchange your child in the midst of a snowstorm or, worse, a blizzard; again, you should use your best judgement in deciding whether to follow the custody agreement. Here...

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How the Coronavirus Pandemic Could Affect Your Child Support

Child Support and Covid 19

The global pandemic known as Coronavirus (or COVID 19) has wreaked havoc not only on the medical elements of society, but on millions of working people who have either lost their employment or their own businesses. While many people aren’t really thinking about it, this worldwide emergency has begun to affect every corner of law, as well, including family law matters such as child support. At the heart of all this is what we touched on above – the challenges faced by those who have lost employment or a significant reduction of income. If you are currently paying support and your...

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What to Do When Your Partner Stops Paying Child Support

Child Support Issues

In the world of relationships, nothing is worse – outside of perhaps learning that your partner has been engaging in extramarital affairs – than a spouse refusing to pay child support. It’s a stress and headache no one needs, especially in this day and age of added life complexities, but if it happens you have to know how to deal with it. That’s where our blog you’re about to read comes into play. It is our experience that the majority of parents want to support their children, both financially and emotionally, whether they are married to one another or not. When certain...

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What to do When You Need Child Support Legal Advice

Child Support Attorney

Whether you need to resolve the issue of child support payments as part of a divorce decree, or you’re an unmarried parent involved in a support dispute, challenging economic and family issues need to be resolved objectively and reasonably. Most legal matters involving children – be it child custody or traditional support – tend to be emotionally draining for the parents attempting to manage the situation in a morality-grounded manner. But how do you go about finding an attorney that specializes in support and family law? What are the types of things to look for when cross-shopping attorneys and law firms...

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