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Proving Relocation is in the Best Interests of Your Child

When a marriage ends, the whole family will likely experience many changes. Sometimes, a parent may wish to move out of state for a change of employment or a fresh start following divorce. Although a judge cannot force a parent to remain in Californi… Read More
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What to Know About a Putative Spouse’s Rights in California

If you believed that you were married — only to later discover that your marriage wasn’t valid — you may still have legal rights if you and your partner decide to go your separate ways. Under California Family Code § 2251, one or both parties… Read More
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Can I Receive Child Support During Legal Separation?

The financial impact of a divorce can be significant. One of the biggest issues a couple with children will face when they decide to part ways concerns child support. However, child support isn’t only something that must be determined in a divorce.… Read More
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Categories: Child Support, Divorce

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 noncustod… Read More
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Categories: Child Support

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… Read More
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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 becom… Read More
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Categories: 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 ar… Read More
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Categories: Child Support, Paternity

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,… Read More
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Categories: Child Support

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… Read More
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Categories: Child Support

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… Read More
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Categories: Child Support