Child Support

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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Jurisdictional requirements for modifying child support orders

Following the finalization of California divorces that involve child support orders, it is common for the circumstances of the parents and children to change, particularly the financial statuses of the parents. Since the child support obligations were calculated before these financial changes, the payments could have a big impact on either or all parties. When …

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International treaty will help enforce child support payments

California voters may be interested to know that a bill intended to strengthen the ability of parents to collect child support payments both nationally and internationally has been passed in Idaho after an initial rejection. The bill contained the approval of a proposed international treaty regarding child support to which each state must individually agree. …

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Parents who fail to pay child support could go to jail

When parents in California and across the nation are court ordered to pay child support and they get behind on their payments, they are often vulnerable to serving jail time. Society sometimes lacks sympathy for wealthy celebrities in this situation, but many working-class people are in the same predicament, and low-income men are more likely …

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While the Covid-19 Shelter-In-Place Executive Orders is in place my office is fully functioning; thus I am available to prepare ex parte documents, Temporary Restraining Orders, and prepare filing to be filed when the Court opens. Please contact my office at 760-643-4114 to discuss further.