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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.

Child support: Interpreting your children's best interests

How many people do you know in California who are divorced? Among them, how many pay child support? All family court judges share a common goal when overseeing divorce cases where kids are involved: to make decisions based on children's best interests.

Child support issues unresolved for Channing Tatum and ex

Parenting is often a challenging experience, especially if two California parents have decided to divorce and are trying to resolve financial issues and other matters pertaining to their children. Hollywood star Channing Tatum is currently entangled in a legal dispute with co-parent Jenna Dewan. The former couple has a 6-year-old daughter together. Tatum has denied accusations that he has been neglectful in paying child support.

Child support is key issue in governor's proposed budget plan

In California, as in most other states, many families struggle to make ends meet. They are often able to bridge the gap by applying for public assistance programs. However, in cases where child support is being paid, the receiver of the payment may only keep the first $50 of a monthly payment. The rest, no matter how much more it happens to be, is turned over to the government as reimbursement for state-provided services.

Initiative helping parents who are behind in child support

California and all other states have laws and guidelines governing cases where child support orders have been disregarded. A parent who has not paid child support when ordered to do so may face legal consequences. These repercussions might include hefty fines or even jail time for being in contempt of court.

Child support: Issues California parents should keep in mind

California parents, as well as those in other states, are legally obligated to provide for their children's needs. In many cases, especially divorce, the court will order financial support to help meet expenses for minors. Such orders typically remain in effect until the child or children in question reach age 18. There are several key issues that parents will want to keep in mind regarding child support.

Can you get child support without a court order?

When two California parents are faced with issues to resolve regarding financial provisions for their children, either in divorce or even if they have never been married, they may wonder if it is possible to make an agreement without going to court. While the answer depends on various issues, it is true that many parents accomplish their goals without litigation. There are typically several ways to do this.

Photos of alleged child support evaders published online

Each state, including California, has its own guidelines regarding court-ordered financial provisions for children. Child support is often a high priority topic in divorce; however, many cases also involve parents who were never married to each other. Parents who are wanted for delinquency in payments may wind up having their photos and personal information published online.

Family court judge says child support request is moot

A judge in another state is currently overseeing a contentious case between an actress/socialite and her former husband, an elevator construction company executive. The former couple has a child together, and up until now, the child has been in the mother's custody. Recent developments in the case prompted the judge to remove the child from Julianne Reeves's custody and also to refuse to consider her recent request for increased child support. There may be California readers in similar situations who will want to follow this case.


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