Child Support

Can a Child Sue for 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

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

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?

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

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