Child Support Enforcement: How Do You Deal With a Deadbeat Parent?

There are strict child support enforcement laws in California. Regardless of whether you are divorced, separated, or were never married, both parents have a legal responsibility to financially support their minor child. But unfortunately, a noncustodial parent may sometimes disregard their child support obligations and fail to make their monthly payments. It’s important to be […]

What Are the Consequences of Not Paying Child Support?

It can be difficult to meet all your financial obligations each month. However, the consequences of not paying child support can be much greater than the repercussions that might come with failing to pay your other bills. Not only can disregarding a court order for child support result in civil sanctions, but criminal penalties can […]

Do Parents on Disability Pay Child Support?

Child support is vital to ensuring that a child’s basic needs are met — and it’s often a source of contention in divorce. By law, both parents must financially provide for their children. However, if a parent cannot work because they have become disabled, their ability to satisfy their financial obligations to pay child support […]

Non-Biological and Alleged Father Responsibilities in California

Questions regarding paternity can sometimes be raised during a divorce or separation. While child custody and support are two critical issues that must be resolved when a couple chooses to part ways, you might wonder what your parental obligations are if you’re not the biological father. Or, if you are the child’s father — but […]

Disability and Child Support in California

If you have recently divorced or separated, you may be concerned about how you’re going to make ends meet — especially if your child has special needs or a disability requiring costly medical care, medication, and special education. Importantly, both parents have a financial responsibility to support their children and California courts take disability into […]

Court Ordered Child Support Not Being Paid — What Can You Do?

Both parents have an obligation to support their children financially and emotionally. However, when is court ordered child support not being paid a problem? If payments are missed, they can negatively impact the life of a child and the ability of a custodial parent to fully provide for them. A child support lawyer can help you enforce […]

When Does Child Support End in California?

Parenting is a challenging job — and often an expensive one. If you have been ordered to pay child support, you know that these payments are intended to cover your child’s basic needs. But how long do you have to pay? When does child support end in California? When Does Child Support Typically End? Child Reaches […]

How Does Child Support Work With 50/50 Custody?

Divorce is often a long and complex process. This is especially true when children are in the picture. In California, there are two major issues you need to address regarding children and divorce: 1) child custody, and 2) child support. How does child support work with 50/50 custody? Do parents with joint custody still need to […]

How Child Support Is Determined

When awarding child support, the federal government mandates that states use consistent and predictable guidelines when determining the amount. Below, we give a brief rundown of the most common types of child support guidelines used throughout the country. To learn more about how child support is determined by the courts, contact the Law Offices of […]

Reasons to Modify Child Support, and How to Do It

Life is predictable. Even well-thought child support plans may prove unsuccessful. If your incoming child support payments no longer covers the basic needs of you child, then you will to go back to court. After your child support order is set in place, both you or your spouse can request that the court raises or […]