What Are the Penalties for Missing Child Support Payments in California?

Hossein Berenji, Jul 02, 2024

Most parents prioritize providing for their children. When parents are divorced, separated, or were never married, the court sometimes has to intervene and impose an order of child support against one of the parents–usually the parent who is not the primary caretaker of the child.  For many parents subject to an order of child support, […]


How To Legally Avoid Paying Child Support in California

Hossein Berenji, May 08, 2024

Regardless of the relationship status between parents, they have a legal obligation to financially support their children. California child support laws require parents to pay child support for their children until they turn 18 years old (19 years old if they are still in high school). However, what happens when a parent cannot pay child […]


How Is Child Support Calculated in California and Who May Be Required To Pay?

Hossein Berenji, Nov 09, 2023

California uses statewide uniform child support guidelines for calculating the child support obligation a parent must pay. California Child Support Services provides an online child support calculator. The child support calculator uses a mandatory formula to calculate the child support obligation of each parent. Generally, the guidelines consider several factors including, but not limited to: […]


Why Do I Have To Pay Child Support if I Share 50/50 Custody?

Hossein Berenji, Apr 27, 2023

Generally speaking, you must provide financial support for your child, regardless of your relationship with the child’s other parent. This remains true whether you are divorced or were never married in the first place. It also does not matter whether you are a custodial or a non-custodial parent. You are expected to pay your fair […]


At What Age Does Child Support End in California

Hossein Berenji, Mar 08, 2023

Parents can expect California child support payments to continue until their child turns 18 years old. Child support payments are based on California child support guidelines. Most standard child support orders terminate payments upon the child’s 18th birthday. That is when the child is considered an adult. However, some situations change the age when child […]