Child Support

Jail Time for Unpaid Child Support 

Posted in Child Custody,Child Support on April 21, 2024

Often called sentencing a deadbeat parent to jail time, there is a risk that a non-paying parent could find themselves going to jail. This is often the last resort for most courts because, once the parent is in jail, they are not able to work to earn money to meet the child support obligations anyway…. read more

What You Need to Know about Child Support Modifications

Posted in Child Support on December 30, 2023

Modifications to California child support occur when either parent requests a change in the amount ordered by the court to support a child. The following guidance can simplify the modification process. A child support lawyer in Solana Beach can offer support if you wish to modify California child support. Modifications Can be Temporary or Permanent… read more

What Can Child Support Be Used For? 

Posted in Child Support on November 15, 2023

Child support is a critical tool meant to support the needs of a child when the parents are not living together. Typically, the court wants to ensure both parents maintain financial responsibility for their child, but it is not always easy to fairly divide these expenses. More so, there are times when the money meant… read more

Do I Still Have to Pay Child Support If I Move?

Posted in Best Interest of the Child,California,Child Custody,Child Support,Co-Parenting on September 15, 2023

Parents often need to move to another state for work, to start a new life, or to help out with their elderly parents or other family members. However, if they have children from a previous marriage that they are paying child support, they may wonder if they still have to make these payments if they… read more

Is Child Support Impacted by a Salary Increase?

Posted in Child Support on November 29, 2021

If your divorce case involves minor children, it will most likely end with a child support agreement or order. Child support is meant to maintain a child’s quality of living after a divorce or legal separation. In California, child support is based mainly on each parent’s income. If this income changes after a divorce has… read more

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

Posted in Child Support on April 30, 2021

If a judge orders a 50/50 shared custody agreement, the assumption might be that neither parent will owe the other child support since they split physical custody of the child evenly. Custody, however, is not the only factor taken into account when determining child support in California. There are several situations where one parent must… read more

What Is the Difference Between Alimony and Child Support?

Posted in Child Support on April 27, 2020

A divorce case in California could involve many financial matters, including asset division, alimony and child support. Understanding your rights and options, as well as how to protect them on a legal level, is important during a divorce. Otherwise, your spouse or his or her attorney can take advantage of you during arbitration or a… read more

Child support is modifiable based on circumstances

Posted in Child Support on April 18, 2019

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… read more

Proposed California program may increase child support repayment

Posted in Child Support on June 8, 2018

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… read more

Man avoiding child support for 20 years finally found

Posted in Child Support on February 28, 2018

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… read more