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Unpaid child support is a problem for many California parents

Many California parents encounter strenuous challenges when they attempt to negotiate custody and child support agreements. The bottom line is that whether parents themselves devise a plan or the court steps in to determine what a particular custodial situation will be, either way results in a formal court order to which all parties must adhere. When child support goes unpaid, serious legal problems can arise.

Music star Britney Spears battling ex over child support

Many California parents are currently engaged in litigation regarding post-divorce parenting-related issues. Such problems are sometimes impossible to resolve without the court's intervention. Any parent facing a child support problem may relate to a similar situation pop music star Britney Spears is going through at this time.

Child support and custody problems caused by parental alienation

Not every California family living in a post-divorce situation is able to move forward in life in an amicable manner. Sometimes, even after the court has ruled on matters of custody or child support, parents may still have conflict between them that translates into legal problems. For instance, what happens if a custodial parent causes alienation between a child and a noncustodial parent? This is often an act of revenge that can have long-lasting negative effects on the parent and child or children in question.

Need to change an existing child support order?

Most California parents would agree that although life is unpredictable, one thing that is certain is that it often changes. Some changes are more gradual than others, developing slowly over time. On the other hand, more sudden circumstances may arise, necessitating immediate change as well. For parents who pay or receive child support for their children, life's changes often impact existing payment agreements.

Police investigating strange child support situation

California parents currently adhering to existing court orders regarding financial provision and care of their children understand how important it is to follow the specifications of the court's ruling without fail. If a particular parent is in need of modification of a child support or custody order, there are legal steps to take to submit a request for a change. Sometimes, as in the case of a man in another state, unexpected incidents occur that result in serious legal complications.

'Miggy' Cabrera battling physical health and child support issues

Major League Baseball fans in California are no doubt familiar with the first baseman from the Tigers' team, Miguel 'Miggy'  Cabrera. Not only is Cabrera slated to earn more than $300 million by 2023, he is also expected to one day have a plaque with his name on it in the MLB Hall of Fame. On a personal note, however, things haven't been going so well for Cabrera. He has been battling some health problems as well as an ongoing child support dispute with his former wife.

Documentary confronts child support problems head on

When California parents divorce, they must execute parenting plans to provide for the temporal future needs of their children. This often includes child support. A new documentary addresses a controversial topic and stereotype that often gives dads a bad name, that is, that any father not making good on child support payments is a deadbeat dad.

TV reality show star facing child support and custody problems

Any California parent who has ever gone through divorce and had to battle it out in court to resolve child-related issues understands how stressful it can be. One can only imagine how such stress may be intensified if a person's private life is being played out in front of millions of television viewers. Such is the case for one of the cast members of Real Housewives of California, Shannon Beador. She is currently involved in a dispute with her former spouse regarding child support, spousal support and custody.

What does California law say about child support payments?

Many California parents are ordered by the court to provide financial assistance to their children. Some parents are recently divorced, while others were never married. Various types of situations may lead to child support payments although state guidelines remain the same no matter what the particular details of a given situation happen to be.

Legal options for addressing unpaid child support problems

Many married couples with children who divorce in California move forward in life bound to certain stipulations set forth in their divorce decrees. For some, that includes paying or receiving child support. However, not every person ordered to pay or who receives child support has been married and divorced. Either way, if the court orders someone to make payments and it is not being done, it's a definite problem.


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