We recently discussed some points related to child custody. Another aspect of these cases that you have to think about is how the child will be supported financially. Child support payments are important in these cases because children have needs that only money can take care of. We know that child support is a difficult topic for some parents because they might not want people involved in their finances.
When you are working on a child support issue, you have to put yourself aside for a bit. You need to think about what your child needs so that you can work toward the goal of meeting those needs. In some cases, you and your ex might be able to work out the details of your child support case through mediation. While this does provide some flexibility, you have to ensure that the agreement you make meets current guidelines set by California for child support.
As time goes by, you might have significant changes in your circumstances that require you to seek a change in the child support order. These modification requests must be taken seriously and can't be made for no apparent reason.
If you can't pay child support as ordered, you should get to work seeking a modification right away. You should try to keep up with the payments as much as you can until the modification case is finished.
We understand that you might have some questions about what you can and can't do when it comes to child support matters. We can help you to explore your options and think about how they will impact your child.