Co-parenting is definitely not always easy, especially if parents disagree about important issues. Regarding child support, which is often a topic of contention, it is always best to get the terms of an agreement in writing and to seek the court’s approval. Once a California judge has issued a court order, both parents are legally obligated to adhere to the terms. In many situations, if a parent believes a ruling was handed down in error or believes that a judge’s decision was unfair, an appeal may be filed in the appropriate court.
It is highly inadvisable, however, to take matters into one’s own hands. The NFL Steelers’ wide receiver, Antonio Brown has been going through a situation that serves as an example of how things can get out of hand when one parent or the other refuses to obey the court. In Brown’s case, the mother of his daughter has repeatedly requested more child support.
The judge overseeing the case ruled that Brown already pays an amount that sufficiently provides for all his child’s needs. That reportedly did not stop the child’s mother from showing up at Brown’s residence to demand more money. In fact, his attorney says she refused to leave the premises when asked to do so. Following that incident, the child’s mother filed a police report wherein she accused Brown of domestic violence.
She later recanted her statements. Brown’s attorney adamantly stated that her accusations were baseless and false. The California family justice system has children’s best interests at the forefront when ruling on child support, custody or visitation issues. Most good parents also want what is best for their children and are willing to cooperate and compromise as necessary to provide for their children’s needs. If a dispute arises, a concerned parent can immediately reach out for legal support.