Child Support Arrears
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 […]More
Legally Valid Reasons to Stop Paying Child Support
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 […]More
Does California Allow Retroactive Child Support?
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 […]More
Do I Have to Pay Child Support If I Share Custody 50/50?
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 […]More
I Got Hurt in a Car Accident and Can’t Pay Child Support. What Should I Do?
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. […]More