Divorce is understandably a complicated emotional process in California, particularly when it involves young children. Families differ in how they handle child custody. However, courts usually require the noncustodial parent to make child support payments to the other parent so that the custodial parent does not have to financially support the children on his or her own. Here are a couple of important things to remember about child support.
A bill has been proposed to aid families in receiving needed financial support payments. The bill to collect unpaid child support payments just passed the California Assembly Floor and will continue to move through the legislative process. The program, already in place in several other states, will have insurance companies work with child support enforcement to recover missed payments.
He ran, but he could not hide. An individual who had fled the country attempting to evade child support obligations was finally apprehended and transported back to the United States. According to the Office of the Inspector General, the man owed $560,000 in back payments to his now-adult children. This story may be interesting to individuals in California who hope to someday recover back payments from a parent who has gone on the run.
Financial worries are a common concern during divorce, and for California parents, chief among those worries is often how they will continue to support their children. Child support is essential for addressing these concerns and ensuring that children's financial interests are maintained. Modifications to current support orders are also possible, which are often necessary to reflect current or changing financial situations.