NBA fans in California and across the country are likely familiar with Tristan Thompson. His prowess on the court became recognized when he was in college, and he entered his professional career as a fourth overall draft in the National Basketball Association. Parents who are currently struggling with child support issues might relate to Thompson's personal situation regarding a recent court order.
When a California family law judge issues an order stating a parent must provide financial support to help in his or her children's upbringing, both parents must adhere to the terms of the court order. Such orders are often issues in conjunction with child custody proceedings in divorce. However, not every parent paying child support was, at one time, married to his or her co-parent.
Like many California parents, you might have mixed feelings when your kids finish their last day of school for summer break. On one hand, you likely look forward to having more time with them, perhaps even taking a short vacation together. On the other, thoughts on how to juggle the logistics of it all, especially now that you're divorced, might cause you to lose sleep at night. Who will drive the kids to day camp? Do you have childcare set up, as needed?
By the end of 2019, many people in California and throughout the country will decide to divorce. In some cases, there will be nasty, lengthy court battles regarding various topics, such as property division, child custody or alimony. However, many other spouses will want to avoid court if possible, in which case they might choose to achieve settlement through alternate means, such as collaborative law or mediation.
Some California parents are famous or, at least, well-known in their own communities. It can be difficult for them when they experience family problems because word travels fast and it might feel like everyone knows details about their private lives. A man who is known as a former political candidate, as well as a radio commentator in another state is making headlines these days. He probably wishes he wasn't since they concern a family court judge's order that he pay a substantial amount of past due child support.