Did you know that August is Child Support Awareness Month in California? If you pay child support, knowing this can be crucial, particularly if you are struggling to keep up with your financial obligations.
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Let's face it, child support payments are largely paid by men. Fathers who are not primary custodial parents and commonly have a higher income than mothers who need the support payments to defray the costs of raising a child. However, this does not mean that all fathers will be ordered to pay support in the midst of a divorce or in a custody action between unmarried parents.
Most people already know that when it comes to common legal issues, every state has a law in place to help resolve matters. Take for example child support guidelines. Every state has its own set of rules that determine who should pay, how much and for how long. Few people, however, know just how different laws can differ between states.
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Parents who receive child support depend on that money to help support and provide for their children. The children also depend on this support, as it creates a tangible link between them and a non-custodial parent and shows that the parent is contributing to their lives.
We often discuss the challenges that come with formal support orders after a divorce in this blog. We have examined options for modifying arrangements, enforcing parenting plans and figuring out resolutions to the many complications that can arise throughout the course of these agreements.
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Over time, people and situations can change dramatically. Think of where you were in your life a few years ago. Now think about five years ago and 15 years ago. Chances are you are in a very different place today than you were at any of those points. Divorce, marriage, health problems, job changes and moves are just a few things that California families regularly go through.
When parents get divorced, one parent is generally ordered to make child support payments to the other parent. This is to ensure the kids continue to have the same lifestyle they would have if their parents were still together.