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Avengers star Jeremy Renner disputing child support

When California parents file for divorce, they must resolve various child-related issues in order to achieve a settlement. If parents disagree about child support, custody or visitation, they may need to litigate the issues in order to find a solution. Avengers star Jeremy Renner is currently entangled in a court battle with his ex, Sonni Pacheco, who claims he has failed to financially provide for their 7-year-old daughter as ordered by the court.

Child support: What to do and not do to prepare for a hearing

All California parents are obligated to financially provide for their children. When a married couple files for divorce or an unmarried couple decides to part ways, it often leads to child support litigation. When a case is litigated, it means the judge overseeing the case is going to be making all the decisions.

Child support: Rap singer's ex wants court to order DNA test

There are many California couples who have children together but are not married. When those involved in such relationships decide to go their separate ways, legal complications may arise regarding custody or child support issues. Rap music star Rick Ross is currently facing a lawsuit filed by his former girlfriend, who is the mother of two children and another on the way.

Children's best interests should be focus of child support

If you and your spouse determine that your marriage is no longer sustainable, you may be one of many California spouses who files for divorce this year. As a parent, one of your top priorities would no doubt be to help you children navigate the situation with as little stress and emotional upheaval as possible. Issues such as child custody and child support can be complex, which is why it's best to clarify state guidelines and to know how to protect your rights before heading to court. The more your kids see you and your ex being willing to work together for their sake, the better able to cope with the changes in their lives they might be.

Child support: Establishing paternity can be a key factor

When parents of a child are not married, it can be challenging to work out a fair co-parenting agreement. Child support issues can be complex, especially if the person believed to be the father of a particular child denies paternity. In some cases, a California family court judge might order a man to take a paternity test to determine whether he is a biological father and should be pay child support.

Do you have questions about California child support laws?

Like all good parents in California and beyond, you love your children and always want what's best for them. If you and your spouse are preparing for divorce, numerous top priority issues regarding your children are no doubt on your mind. For instance, you'll have to resolve issues such as where the kids where live. If child support is being requested, then that topic raises multiple issues as well.

Former mistress is demanding child support

Many California married couples experience challenges in their relationships, some of which are caused by infidelity. In cases where an extramarital affair has produced a child, things can get quite complicated. A woman in another state understands this all too well. She has stated that her husband's ex-lover is ruining their life by demanding child support.

Child support: What unemployed California parents should know

When a California family court orders a parent to provide financially for his or her children, that parent must strictly adhere to the terms of the court order. The amount of child support, as well as how and when payments are to be made may vary according to state guidelines and the court's discretion regarding a particular case. If a paying parent unexpectedly loses his or her job, making timely payments may be impossible.

Can you use child support to pay for piano lessons?

When you filed for divorce in a California court, you likely understood that your decision was going to affect more lives than just your own. As a parent, you may have been especially concerned about your children, which may have prompted your desire to compromise and co-operate as best you can with your ex to create an amicable co-parenting plan. As in many divorces, your particular circumstances might include a request for child support.

Child support: Falling behind or at risk for arrest?

When a California family court judge issues a divorce decree, it may include a co-parenting agreement plan. Such plans typically address custody and child support issues. The court also rules on these topics when parents who have never been married to each other terminate their romantic relationships. Whether or not they were married to one another, both parents must fully adhere to the terms of a court order regarding custody, parenting time or support.


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