Parents will typically do whatever they can to provide for their children and they want to make sure kids are safe and have the things they need. Many parents take their responsibility to support and care for their kids very seriously. However, many parents are limited in these abilities by their income.
When we think about people who are in trouble for unpaid child support, we typically picture people who either cannot afford to make child support payments or who simply choose not to pay.
Family legal issues can be very difficult to understand, especially when traditions and legal precedence clash with modern and changing family dynamics. Increasingly, we are seeing offbeat or inventive solutions offered as new ways of handling older problems; sometimes they are effective and sometimes they fail to adequately address the situation.
We often read about couples who go through bitter courtroom battles just to establish a plan for child support payments only to spend every month after hunting down these payments and making sure they are paid in full and on time. It can be a very frustrating and time-consuming process.
Many Californians are familiar with the popular TV show "16 and Pregnant" on MTV. The show depicts young teens facing the very adult challenges of parenting and documents some of the struggles that parents of any age often face; one of which is collecting child support.