The Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act is a 1998 federal law designed to assist parents in collecting child support when the other parent has left the state in order to avoid complying with the court order. A parent in California could file in any federal court to pursue the other parent as long as some other conditions are also in place.
For some California couples, filing for divorce can be an explosive event, especially if there are kids involved. Some parents become wrapped up in the actual process, which can have a negative impact on the kids. However, there are some ways that parents can put the children first during the divorce so that they remain happy and healthy, even as the family dynamic changes.