Child Support Arrears

Hossein Berenji, Nov 18, 2020

All parents in California are obligated to support their children financially until those children reach the age of majority, 18 in California. When parents separate or divorce, that obligation continues. The issue of child support is often a substantial one between divorcing parents. All divorces and legal separations must include child support orders if there […]


Legally Valid Reasons to Stop Paying Child Support

Hossein Berenji, Aug 26, 2020

California law holds that each parent is equally responsible for the financial support of a child. The court cannot enforce this obligation until it has made an order for support. If your child is the subject of an order to support, that support is owed until the child turns 18, or 19 if they are […]


Does California Allow Retroactive Child Support?

Hossein Berenji, Jul 03, 2020

California courts expect parents to provide for the financial needs of their children. This duty applies even if the parents are divorced or they never were married. According to California Family Code §3900, parents have an equal duty to support their children. This duty is subject to the child support guidelines and other laws. In […]


Do I Have to Pay Child Support If I Share Custody 50/50?

Hossein Berenji, Oct 17, 2019

Child custody and support issues in California’s Family Courts must always be made with the best interests of the child in mind. After a divorce, a child will live with a parent who has sole physical custody. In legalese, this dad or mom is called the “custodial” parent. Unless the other parent has a history […]


I Got Hurt in a Car Accident and Can’t Pay Child Support. What Should I Do?

Hossein Berenji, Sep 09, 2019

A car accident can turn your life upside down. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be out of work for a period and this can make it difficult for you to meet basic living expenses, including rent and paying bills. It may also affect your ability to pay court-ordered child support amounts. […]