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What to do if your child support amount seems too high

Going through a divorce often brings out the worst in people. It can be easy to take the pain and rejection that comes from a divorce and turn it into anger. Unquestionably, for many families, one of the most contentious issues during a divorce is child custody and support.

What to do if child support is being withheld

Custody of minor children and the requirement for child support payments are often the most hotly contested issues during a divorce. Often, the person who files for the divorce is allowed to file a temporary support and custody order until the divorce is finalized by the courts. Unfortunately, not all parents take their obligations for child support seriously. For the custodial parent, the failure of one's soon-to-be ex-spouse to comply with the ordered support can have real financial repercussions. If you are not receiving child support as ordered, you should take immediate steps to have the order enforced.

Child support in California decided by factors and guidelines

There is rarely a decision made in family court that is set in stone or considered the standard for everyone. Equally, when it comes to decisions regarding child support, there are specific guidelines and factors that can affect any case in California family court. Those factors can vary greatly and affect individual cases in a number of ways.

Many factors affect spousal support in California

When a marriage dissolves, the financial support of a spouse is not a given in every case. The likelihood and amount of any spousal support decision can be based on a wide variety of individual factors. There is no set formula in California; however, those in the middle of a divorce can get an idea as to what they may expect in the way of support and what factors about their cases will influence a court agreement.

Divorce in California requires financial forethought

There are many decisions to be made and many changes to be navigated when a marriage dissolves. Once a divorce is on the table, each party can benefit from having a clear idea as to how best to handle financial matters. Awareness of financial changes, challenges and rights can help anyone in California make informed decisions and get a fair resolution.

Know the facts about the child support formula in California

A formula regarding support for a child is in place to give parents a general idea about how support works and what they may be expected to pay and receive. In California family court, this formula for child support acts basically like a guideline. There are unique and individual factors that can take the complicated and overwhelming financial data of each family and devise an approximation of what a child support amount may actually be.

New steps taken when parents are behind in child support

The financial support of a child after a divorce or when parents are no longer together is to ensure a child is properly cared for by both parents. When a California parent is ordered to pay child support, not living up to that legal obligation can result in serious legal consequences. In one south central state, new ways to ensure child support is paid are being enacted.

Child support in California can depend on specific factors

The split of a family can lead to the need for legal intervention on a number of fronts. When it comes to child support, seeking legal guidance may help a California family understand what could occur and what amount of support may be ordered by the family court system. Because each family is different and individual circumstances play a role in the outcome of any case, child support obligations can be affected by a number of factors.

The importance of child support and spousal support

Whenever a couple files for divorce, there are many factors that need to be discussed and adequately addressed. Of all of the potential factors that could be involved, finances will be a common theme in most of them. Being prepared for these incredibly important topics and having the ability to approach them without fear is an integral part to achieving an acceptable divorce agreement.

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