California parents and all others throughout the nation who are bound to existing court orders must make payments to financially provide for their children when required to do so. While it is true that extenuating circumstances sometimes make child support payments infeasible, it is not true that a parent may simply stop making payments when he or she decides it's necessary. Payment delinquency is subject to legal punishment as a father in another state recently learned the hard way.
Current data suggests that nearly one million California families are facing similar legal problems with regards to obtaining rightful support for their children. That is, there is approximately $17 billion worth of unpaid child support in this state alone. Many of these families, such as a mother of a 6-year-old boy, are trying to resolve problems that involve parents in other countries. This woman's international situation began when her college romance died shortly after she told her lover she was expecting his child.
Like most good parents in California or elsewhere, you are willing to make sacrifices for your children's sakes. Most parents can relate to setting aside personal goals or plans, or changing jobs, locations or other lifestyle situations when they determine it's in their children's best interests to do so. When divorce occurs, most parents paying child support do their best to make payments on time and otherwise adhere to existing court orders regarding their parenting plans.
Many California parents understand how stressful impending legal actions regarding child custody, visitation or support can be. In another state, one man has been dealing with a child support problem, which authorities say may have something to do with his recent disappearance. His family members say they're worried he committed suicide. Others think he may have left the country to avoid penalties for failure to pay child support.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.