Luckily, filing divorce in California without a lawyer IS possible! In fact, using a legal document assistant such as A People's Choice could save you thousands of dollars on your case. However, self-representation also requires self-education. Here is a description of some of the most important California divorce laws for your reference! If you are navigating divorce without a lawyer, be sure to contact A People's Choice for more educational resources.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Child support is a commonly disputed issue in a divorce or paternity action. On the negative side, some parents proactively seek to limit the non-custodial parent’s timeshare. This action is taken to get more child support. Some parents, however, try to game the system by under reporting their income. This ploy is in attempt to [...]
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 [...]