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February 2018 Archives

An out-of-court settlement may be possible with divorce mediation

Many California spouses who decide to end their marriages want to do so without going to court. In situations where spouses get along well enough to have amicable discussions, it may be possible to make good use of divorce mediation. This process is best reserved for those who are willing to negotiate with fairness and compromise where needed.

Getting your child support payment amount modified is possible

After finalizing your divorce, you and your former spouse have moved on with your separate lives. However, one thing still ties you to him or her: your children. In your case, you are responsible for making child support payments to your ex to help provide for your children.

Police investigating strange child support situation

California parents currently adhering to existing court orders regarding financial provision and care of their children understand how important it is to follow the specifications of the court's ruling without fail. If a particular parent is in need of modification of a child support or custody order, there are legal steps to take to submit a request for a change. Sometimes, as in the case of a man in another state, unexpected incidents occur that result in serious legal complications.

'Miggy' Cabrera battling physical health and child support issues

Major League Baseball fans in California are no doubt familiar with the first baseman from the Tigers' team, Miguel 'Miggy'  Cabrera. Not only is Cabrera slated to earn more than $300 million by 2023, he is also expected to one day have a plaque with his name on it in the MLB Hall of Fame. On a personal note, however, things haven't been going so well for Cabrera. He has been battling some health problems as well as an ongoing child support dispute with his former wife.

Documentary confronts child support problems head on

When California parents divorce, they must execute parenting plans to provide for the temporal future needs of their children. This often includes child support. A new documentary addresses a controversial topic and stereotype that often gives dads a bad name, that is, that any father not making good on child support payments is a deadbeat dad.

TV reality show star facing child support and custody problems

Any California parent who has ever gone through divorce and had to battle it out in court to resolve child-related issues understands how stressful it can be. One can only imagine how such stress may be intensified if a person's private life is being played out in front of millions of television viewers. Such is the case for one of the cast members of Real Housewives of California, Shannon Beador. She is currently involved in a dispute with her former spouse regarding child support, spousal support and custody.


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