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Calculating Child Support Under California Guidelines

By |2020-10-02T15:52:19-07:00August 17th, 2020|Family Law|

Did you know that life circumstances such as income and even overtime have a direct effect on California guideline child support orders? In fact, the court uses this and other important information to determine which parent will have to pay, and how much. Read on to learn what else they consider when making support orders, and how your life situation will affect the outcome.

California Child Support: A Parent’s Guide

By |2020-06-02T15:38:59-07:00June 2nd, 2020|Divorce, Family Law|

According to California law, every child has the right to receive financial support from both legal parents. If the parents do not live together and the children divide their time between their parents, then the goal is for the children to have the same standard of living in both households. The amount of California child support is based on each parent’s income, how many days per year the children spend with each parent, and certain necessary expenses. You do not need a lawyer to get a court order for child support. A more affordable option is to have a registered legal document assistant prepare your child support forms.

Establishing Paternity and Child Support Orders in California

By |2020-05-27T11:41:38-07:00May 27th, 2020|Family Law, Paternity|

Raising a child is expensive, and doing so on your own is often not financially feasible. Therefore, many single parents must establish a paternity and child support order in California. While this process is complicated and involves many steps, you do not necessarily need to hire an attorney to complete it. Contact A People's Choice today to learn more.

How To Collect Child Support Arrears

By |2020-05-27T09:58:47-07:00May 27th, 2020|Family Law|

Collecting child support arrears, or child support owed to you, is often a complicated and lengthy process. Thankfully, you have several options available to help you. For example, the Department of Child Support Services is available in the state of California. However, for a faster option, consider working with a registered legal document assistant like A People's Choice.

What is California’s Child Support Guideline?

By |2020-04-06T12:25:06-07:00April 20th, 2020|Family Law|

If you are looking to learn more about child support laws in California, it's important to first understand the California Child Support Guideline. Read on to discover how the child support guideline will affect your payments, and how A People's Choice can help you settle payments outside of court.

California Mandatory Child Support Add-Ons

By |2019-05-12T09:18:53-07:00September 2nd, 2018|Family Law|

Have you ever heard the expression "California Mandatory Child Support Add-ons". If so, you may not understand what this means. Under California child support laws, both parents are required, to financially support their children until they reach 18 years of age. Most people understand what the words "child support" mean. California child support laws allow the court to consider different factors in deciding how much money each parent is required to contribute to care for their child. Here is what you need to know about California Mandatory Child Support Add-ons.

The Connection Between Visitation and Child Support

By |2019-05-12T09:19:41-07:00August 4th, 2018|Family Law|

What is the connection between visitation and child support? In a nutshell, the more time a parent spends with his/her child, the less financial contribution they will need to provide to the other parent. On the other hand, the more time a parent spends away from his/her child, the more financial support he/she will need to provide to the other parent.

How to Register a Foreign Child Support Order in California

By |2018-03-03T19:48:13-08:00December 30th, 2017|Family Law|

Learn how to register a foreign child support order in California. When you register a foreign child support order in California, the California court will have the power to collect and enforce the child support order of another state. Here are the steps to register a foreign child support order in California.

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How is Child Support Calculated in California?

By |2018-01-18T15:46:06-08:00September 13th, 2017|Family Law|

Many couples going through divorce ask us "how is child support calculated in California?" In order to understand how child support is calculated in California, you must keep in focus that California requires both parents to be mutually responsible for the financial support of their child. A parent is obligated to provide financial support to [...]

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The Connection Between Child Support and Visitation

By |2018-01-18T15:46:10-08:00July 15th, 2017|Family Law|

When parents divorce or separate in California, they have to develop a child custody, child support and visitation plan. Generally speaking, child custody refers to the care, control and maintenance of a child. The court can award custody to one or both parents. On the other hand, visitation rights refer to the specific amount of [...]

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Child Support For Special Needs Children

By |2018-01-18T15:46:28-08:00January 20th, 2017|Conservatorship, Family Law|

Child support for special needs children - not a topic that most families are faced having to discuss, however approximately 20% of couples have at least one special needs child. California courts require parents to financially support their special needs child (regardless of their age). An order of child support for special needs children may [...]

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Child Support

By |2020-10-02T15:00:53-07:00April 15th, 2014|

Child Support in California Child support in California is the amount of money that a court orders one parent to pay to the other parent every month to provide support for their child. California provides guidelines for the calculation of child support which takes into consideration the ratio of time each parent spends with [...]

How can I obtain a child custody and support order?

By |2018-06-17T17:49:08-07:00December 3rd, 2017||

Either party can file a Request for Order to have the court make a temporary child custody, visitation and/or support order. This triggers the court scheduling a mandatory mediation sessions. Some courts also require the parties to attend a pre-mediation class or a parenting class.  Most child custody disputes are settled through the mediation process. [...]

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Mediation and Child Custody: Process Description and Preparation Tips

By |2020-09-03T13:51:54-07:00September 3rd, 2020|Family Law|

Sometimes, mediation for child custody agreements is mandated by the court. During mediation, parties will typically have the opportunity to present their concerns to the mediator and to the other parent. Then, the mediator will provide both parents with the necessary tools to reach an agreement on contested issues. However, there are tips that parents can use to reach this agreement more quickly. Read on to learn more about mediation for child support in California, and how you can prepare for it.

California Family Support Order in Divorce

By |2020-08-28T13:52:41-07:00August 28th, 2020|Family Law|

If you're considering requesting court orders for child or spousal support during your California divorce, you may instead benefit from family support orders! These special orders combine child and spousal support into one payment. Plus, they come with tax benefits for the paying and receiving spouse. Read on to learn more to determine whether family support orders are right for you.