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Child support: What exactly does it cover?

Just as in any year, there will be quite a few California parents that file for divorce in 2019. Chances are, many such cases will also involve child support. Questions may arise regarding what court-ordered payments are intended for insofar as financially providing for children is concerned.

Disregarding child support order can land you behind bars

California judges typically order parents to support their children financially when they divorce. Parents who were never married but end their relationships are also subject to child support orders. It should come as no surprise that it's a big mistake to disregard a court order, as popular commentator Steve Gill recently learned.

Child support doesn't always have to prompt litigation

When California parents decide to divorce, they have to resolve numerous issues concerning their children's futures. Where their kids will live is often the first, most basic concern. Beyond that, how complex or simple the divorce process is depends on the details of a specific couple's situation. If child support is an issue, it may be possible to avoid litigation. Doing so requires a willingness on both sides to cooperate and compromise, as needed.

Working together on a parenting plan that actually works

When you face the possibility of divorce, you probably have serious concerns about what this decision will mean for your future relationship with your children. While you want to protect their best interests, you also want to protect your parental rights and access to your kids. Fortunately, it is possible to do both.

Divorce mediation: Helpful tips for California parents

It is understandable that a California parent wants to avoid going to court when trying to resolve child-related issues in divorce. Many times, divorce mediation can be used to help co-parents achieve amicable and fair agreements regarding child custody, visitation or other matters. Mediation is definitely not for everyone, so it pays to speak to someone well-versed on such issues to help determine if it is a viable option in a given set of circumstances.

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