What can you do when you have an order for child support but the other parent refuses to pay? An earnings withholding order to collect support requires an employer to deduct a specified amount from the employee parent's paycheck automatically. Courts often issue withholding orders when a person refuses to pay a child or spousal support order voluntarily.
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.
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.
When you compare California child support and family support, it is important to understand not only how they are calculated, but also what the different tax consequences are for each.
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 [...]
Child support is an ongoing monetary payment made to the custodial parent to cover a child’s living and medical expenses. If you file a petition requesting child support in California, you will come across the term California Child Support Guideline. Interestingly, U.S. federal law requires all states that receive certain federal funds to set up [...]
Are you wondering what you are entitled to in California divorce? If so, you are not alone. Many individuals going through the divorce process often think about what property or other rights they may be entitled to under California divorce law. Under California law, each spouse is entitled to one-half equal share of the community [...]