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Top Ten FAQs About California Child Support

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In California, when the parents of minor children get divorced, the non-custodial parent may be ordered by the court to make child support payments to the custodial parent. Supporting a child is a parent’s legal obligation whether that parent is single, married, divorced, or remarried. Here are the answers to…

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Tips for Preparing to Become a Single Parent

Child Custody | Child Support

No one sets out preparing for single-parenthood, but it can happen. If you are going through your divorce, preparation is the best method of defense – so that you are not caught off-guard when you are suddenly on your own. Whether you have one child or five, preparing yourself to…

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Filing Contempt of Child Support in California

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Child support documents are legal entities, enforceable by California family courts. Ignoring these documents could result in serious penalties – including jail time. The procedure for contempt cases, including violations for child custody or support, will vary. It is also important to note that not all orders are enforceable, especially…

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Things You Need to Request a Modification of Custody or Support

Child Custody | Child Support

After a judge approves a custody and visitation order, one or both parents have the right to modify such order later. There are many reasons a couple may need to change the plan – such as the changing needs of an older child or when parents move to another state….

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Child Support and Extracurricular Activities

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California requires that each parent pay an equal share in support of their child’s essential needs, but the state also requires that parents share an equal burden of extracurricular activities. The court may sometimes consider a different proportion of obligations based on financial obligations — if it indicates that it…

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Enforcing Child Support Payments in California

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After a child support order has been issued, monthly child support payments are enforceable by the courts. Unfortunately, there is no way to ensure the non-custodial parent actually pays their child support obligations. In California, child support that goes unpaid must be paid back and will come with a 10…

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Who Gets Child Support if We Have Similar Incomes?

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In California, child support is used to help the custodial parent financially support the child or children living in their home. When couples have similar incomes, they may wonder who would be awarded child support. However, what couples do not realize is that child support is not based on which…

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Paternity and Child Support in California: What You Need to Know

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California has strict rules regarding child support, and one of the most important is that of paternity. In order to collect child support, you must first establish paternity. This is the court’s way of ensuring individuals are not charged for support when they are not the biological father of the…

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Temporary vs. Permanent Spousal Support

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Temporary Spousal Support (need-ability computation) In Orange County, Family Law Action and during the pendency of a divorce or legal separation action, the court may order either party to pay temporary spousal support (also known as pendent lite spousal support) until the judgment is final. Unlike permanent spousal support, temporary…

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What are the Tax Implications for Receiving Child or Spousal Support?

Child Support | Spousal support

I will make it very simple. Child support is not deductable and not taxable meaning it is not deductable to the spouse or the parent who is paying it and it’s not taxable to the parent or the spouse receiving it. Spousal support on the other hand is deductable to…