Child Support

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Child Support

Across California and the rest of the United States, people are reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This global health crisis has completely rearranged the way we go about living our lives. Unfortunately, this is also affected many people’s ability to find work. Hundreds of thousands of California residents have lost their jobs […]

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As the coronavirus pandemic has swept across the United States, the economy in this country has gone through unprecedented changes. A few months ago, the national unemployment rate hovered around 3.5%. Now, the unemployment rate is more likely above 15% of the workforce. This has placed an incredible strain both on those paying child support […]

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The noncustodial parent hasn’t paid court-ordered support in five months, but you can’t stop visitation from happening despite nonpayment. Or, maybe custodial parent receives their support, and you’re unable to persuade court into getting visitation rights established. It’s menacing to be in either situation, because children are going without one of their basic needs: parental […]

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We all know what child support is, who benefits and why it’s the noncustodial parent’s responsibility to pay child maintenance costs. You’ll read angry social media posts claiming states are being unjustly enriched by an otherwise broken system. Perhaps you’ve seen absconders post pictures of new boats or cars. Child support is certainly an unplanned […]

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Some parents may consider waiving child support from a former spouse due to several reasons, including wanting to come to settlement quickly and avoiding a costly and complicated divorce process. Yet there is some parents that feel if they request child support, the other spouse will take advantage of the whole situation and try to […]

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Many parents become worried about their children’s financial well-being and forget what’s truly important. When it comes to child support, most parents believe that sending the payments is enough. While it is a requirement under state law, there is more to it. Sharing responsibilities in parenting Being a parent is more than mailing a check. […]

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Many divorced parents wish to make changes to their current child support orders. Whether due to a change in circumstances or any other qualifying reason, it is important you understand when child support orders are modifiable. You will be required to continue paying the same amount of child support until your current child support order […]

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This is a common question many of our clients have. Perhaps you have been divorced for quite a while, and you started dating again. Some are lucky to find the right person the second time around. But what happens if you decide to get remarried? While finding happiness is a good thing, it is important […]

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Parents give up a lot of things to raise happy kids. This is something children may not realize until they get older and have children themselves. Raising children is a costly task. The emotional and financial calculator doesn’t lie. But let’s take a look at some things parents give up for their children to shape […]

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Although it’s okay for custodial parents to spoil their kids once in a while, child support should be spent wisely on things that benefit the child. Custodial parents who misuse child support money or spend it on themselves can be charged with child abuse or child neglect. The money should be used for child expenses […]

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