Most good California parents have no problem with being ordered to provide financial support to their children after divorce. However, it is not uncommon for child support problems to arise, sometimes due to disagreements between parents and other times due to extenuating circumstances. When word travels that a parent has not been making child support payments on time, it can affect his or her personal and professional reputation.
Current data suggests as many as six out of 10 parents who are ordered by the court to receive child support to provide for their children's needs are not receiving full payments, as scheduled. Many California parents get a portion of an ordered amount, and some report that they get nothing at all. A research organization that is conducting behavioral science studies has come up with a plan that it believes may not only prompt many parents to bring their child support accounts into good standing but may also help improve their relationships with their children.
In California and elsewhere, extramarital affairs often lead to serious personal problems. Major League Baseball star, Miguel Cabrera has been trying to resolve contentious child support issues regarding two children he had with an ex-mistress. Cabrera also has three children with his wife, who happens to be his former high school sweetheart.
Whether you are going through a divorce or you never married your child's other parent, you are not looking forward to a custody battle. Naturally, you hope to gain as much time as possible with your child, and you expect you and your partner will agree on joint physical custody.
It is true that divorce is often arrived at in an ultimate decision that follows months or years of marital problems. California spouses and others can relate to contentious situations where filing for divorce seems like the most viable solution option. However, that does not mean that every person who files for divorce is looking for a long, drawn-out courtroom battle; in fact, many people choose collaborative law to help them settle their divorces without confrontation.
When a California resident is thinking about buying a house, he or she should expect that, at some point, a review of his or her credit report will take place. Various issues can negatively affect a credit report, including being behind on child support payments. This acts as a derogatory credit event that can, under certain circumstances, impede the ability to purchase a home.