Category Archives: Child Support
Are Voluntary Child Support Payments Credited Under California Law?
California law establishes a series of uniform guidelines that courts must follow when establishing a parent’s obligation to pay child support. A support obligation is not necessarily limited to direct cash payments from one parent to another. It may also include indirect payments, such as covering the costs of a child’s home or educational… Read More »
How Can I Make And Receive Child Support Payments?
In California, parents who share minor children from a marriage or from a relationship that has ended typically will go through a child custody case in which the court will also determine each parent’s child custody obligation. As you might already know, California uses an “income shares” model for child support, which means that… Read More »
Does Child Support Get Taxed?
Whether you are going through a divorce and share minor children with your ex, or you will have a separate child custody case after separating from a partner with whom you share minor children, it is important to understand key details about child support. In any child custody case involving minor children, child support… Read More »
What You Should Know About Calculating Child Support In California
Whether you are getting divorced and have minor children with your spouse or you are ending a relationship with your child’s other parent, it will be important to understand how the court will determine child support and what your child support obligation is likely to be. Each state has its own laws pertaining to… Read More »
Stimulus Checks: Great For Kids, Not So Great For Parents Who Owe Child Support
The purpose of the stimulus checks issued during the COVID-19 pandemic was to help people survive the worst of the economic shutdowns intended to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Even before the pandemic, everyone was in debt, so if there had been a rule that creditors get first dibs on the money… Read More »
How Do I Enforce The Other Parent To Pay Child Support?
The court ordered the other parent to pay a specified monthly allotment for child support, but the other parent has either refused to pay, or they pay haphazardly—late and only seldomly is the payment for the full court ordered amount. What do you do? It’s not as if you can march over to the… Read More »
Modifying a Child Support Order Due to Job Loss
The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in massive loss of life, and crippling debt and financial strain for millions of families. According to CNBC, 40 percent of low income families lost their jobs due to COVID. Middle income workers have also seen job loss and lower wages. This is a major problem for parents who… Read More »
Family Law: Emergency Rule Regarding Effective Date to Modify Support in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
Court proceedings have taken quite a turn since March, when the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic became apparent in California. State courts have implemented a number of emergency orders to restrict public gatherings and to better enact social distancing/shelter in place. One of these measures is in regards to child support modifications. Many families… Read More »