What Does Child Support Cover in San Diego, CA?
Puja Sachdev | March 22, 2023 | Child Support
Child support is a monthly financial obligation that one parent pays the other parent to help pay for the expenses of raising their child. More specifically, when married or unmarried parents maintain separate households, both parents are typically responsible for the financial support of their children. A San Diego court will order one parent to… read more
Is Child Support Awarded When Both Parents Share Custody 50/50 in California?
Puja Sachdev | January 17, 2023 | Child Support
Parents are responsible for the care and upkeep of their children, regardless of their living arrangements. In other words, you continue to be financially responsible for your child even though you do not live with them. The same also applies when you share 50/50 custody with your former spouse. Continue reading to learn about when… read more
What is Considered Income for Child Support?
Puja Sachdev | February 21, 2022 | Child Support
California’s child support laws hold both parents responsible for the financial support of their children. The obligation to pay for your child’s needs does not end with a divorce or separation. Parents who never marry do not avoid their responsibility to support their children financially. To ensure parents provide for their children, California adopted statewide… read more
Can a Child Sue for Child Support?
Puja Sachdev | November 10, 2021 | Child Support
Courts typically order parents to pay child support when parents divorce or separate. Sometimes, a parent does not pay child support as ordered. The other parent can sue them if this happens. However, an interesting case from 2014 raised the question of whether a child can also sue for child support. This particular case involved… read more
What You Need to Know About Retroactive Child Support in California
Puja Sachdev | March 31, 2021 | Child Support
Even though parents may not be married or live in the same household as their children, they are expected to support their children financially. California child support laws state that both parents have a duty to support their children. The support is subject to child support laws and child support guidelines. In many cases, child… read more
Child Support Arrears
PUJA SACHDEV | January 18, 2021 | Child Support
After a court enters an order for the payment of child support, the parent ordered to pay is expected to make payment under the terms of the order. Sadly, and for many reasons, child support is not always paid in full and on time. When child support payments become past-due, a parent is in child… read more
What Happens to Child Support if I Remarry?
Puja Sachdev | January 12, 2021 | Child Support
Maybe your divorce is over and you’re ready to re-enter the dating pool. Perhaps you’ve already found your perfect intended spouse. Either way, you’re wondering what happens to child support when you remarry. Here’s what you need to know about how remarriage may impact child support. Does California Use Spousal Income in Child Support Calculations?… read more
Legally Valid Reasons to Stop Paying Child Support in California
Puja Sachdev | December 10, 2020 | Child Support
Parents in California are legally required to support their children financially until they reach the age of majority. In California that age is 18 unless the child is in high school. In that case, a parent must support the child until the child turns 19 or graduates from high school, whichever comes sooner. When parents… read more