Many California parents find themselves entangled in contentious disputes following divorce or in child custody situations regarding co-parents to whom they were never married. Such situations often include bitter disagreements over child support. A parent concerned about another parent's behavior can take immediate steps to seek support by bringing the matter to the attention of the court or local authorities, as needed.
Sadly, a child support dispute in another state recently ended in tragedy. Investigations remain ongoing in the aftermath of two gunshot deaths, believed to have been caused by a disgruntled parent who was angry about certain court proceedings. The man in question is the father of two children, both of whom (along with another child) thankfully survived the incident that unfolded in their home. Preliminary reports suggest the man stormed into the house, armed with a gun, killing his ex-wife and mother of the children, as well as her current spouse.