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 […]

What Should I Do If My Child Refuses Visitation?

Once divorced, or legally separated, you and your ex must have a custody order in place. You can either work out custody and visitation arrangements together, or have the court make the decisions for you. This custody order will state which parent holds primary physical and legal custody, or whether both parents share custody. This order […]

What to Know About Child Support Paternity Suits

If someone has named you in a paternity suit, you’ll need an attorney to represent you. Child support paternity issues are rarely as straightforward as they seem. The person legally identified as the father isn’t always the genetic father. Surprised? Most people are. But we can help you better understand the situation by taking a […]

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

In every state, strict child support enforcement laws hold divorced parents to continually support their children. However, in the past, many kids have grow up in homes without the financial support they need. This lack of support has led to many problems for the children. Fortunately, deadbeat parents are finding it harder to skip out […]