Child Support

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What Do Judges Look for in Child Custody Cases?

Divorce involves a variety of complex legal issues that become even more complicated when children are involved. Establishing a fair and respectful child custody arrangement is the only way to ensure you and your ex can agree on the amount of parenting time you will contribute after you decide to dissolve your marriage. Whether you …

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Does the Custodial Parent Get the Noncustodial Parent’s Stimulus Check?

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has inflicted unprecedented economic challenges for the American people since the virus emerged in the United States in early 2020. Forced lockdowns and business closures resulted in severe economic strain, and the United States government under former President Trump initiated a financial relief plan to assist struggling families across the US, …

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Which State Pays the Most Child Support?

Which State Pays the Most Child Support?

After several studies conducted in the 1980s found significant inconsistencies in how judges across the nation calculate child support, the federal government enacted laws requiring every state to establish their own specific child support guidelines. Although the action did help courts determine appropriate child support payment awards, it also resulted in substantial variation in child …

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Limited Scope Representation in CA

Understanding Limited Scope Representation in CA Family Law

It is not uncommon for people facing family-related legal matters to wonder whether they need legal counsel to navigate these issues. Family law matters can vary greatly in terms of scope and impact. You could be facing an intense divorce that is bitterly contested and bound to involve highly complex and sensitive issues, or you …

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DNA testing plays conclusive role in establishing parentage

DNA testing has a good track record of identifying the father of a child. With an accuracy rate of almost 100 percent, California courts recognize the results as valid when making rulings about child support, visitation and custody. In cases in which a man questions his role as the father of a child, especially if …

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How child support is collected and paid

Custodial parents in California might wonder how child support is collected and distributed in the state. Like other states, California has a central child support unit that is responsible for collecting and distributing child support for certain types of cases. The central child support office is responsible for collecting and distributing child support in all Title IV-D …

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Child support obligations for inmates may change

While most inmates in California prisons have their child support obligations suspended when they are incarcerated for a certain amount of time, this is not the case in many other states. However, new regulations issued by the Obama administration will require all states to allow inmates to request a modification of support as well as …

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