Child Support and FAFSA Applications

As mentioned in other articles on our site, dissolution is generally a hotly-contested issue, even more so when there are children born from the marriage. A major issue that regularly comes up, is who is going to pay for that child’s college education; this issue is made exponentially more ripe for conflict because many dissolution orders don’t address the issue …

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What is Legal Separation in California?

If you’re like many Californians, you’ve heard of a legal separation – but what is it, and could it be the right choice for you? What is Legal Separation in California? Legal separation is more than just physical separation. That means just because you and your spouse have chosen to live apart, you’re not necessarily “legally separated.” Some people remain …

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Fathers’ Rights and Child Support in California

In the state of California, fathers have rights too – and that’s true across every aspect of divorce, including child support. Like mothers, dads are considered incredibly important parts of kids’ lives in the Stockton family court system. Their rights and responsibilities, just like those expected of mothers, extend providing their kids with emotional and financial support. Fathers’ Rights and …

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How to Modify Child Support in California

If you’re a divorcing parent in Stockton or elsewhere in San Joaquin County, you probably have questions about child support laws in California – and that’s perfectly normal. Child support is important to get right the first time, though – because although you can modify child support in California, it requires you to go back to court. Modify Child Support? …

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What is Parentage in California?

If you’re a mom or dad going through a divorce, you may have heard the term parentage – but what is parentage, and how does it apply to your child custody and child support issues? What is Parentage in California? Parentage is a legal term that the courts use to determine who is responsible for supporting a child. You don’t …

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California Child Support Law

California child support laws are designed to ensure that kids receive equal and adequate financial support from both parents – but how do they work, and how do the courts determine how much money each parent is supposed to contribute? California Child Support Laws: The Basics In the state of California, child support is the money a court orders one …

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5 Myths About Child Support in California That You Likely Believe

Most people are unfamiliar with California’s child support laws—and that’s okay, because most people haven’t had to deal with them. Unfamiliarity aside, there are several myths floating around about child support in California, and if you’re going through a divorce with children, you need to know what’s true… and what’s not. 5 Myths About Child Support in California That You …

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How to Calculate Child Support in a Stockton Divorce Case

When you’re going through a divorce with children, whether or not you’ve already hired a family court lawyer, you know that you need to think about child custody and child support. While child custody is something that you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse should discuss on your own—and, if possible, reach an agreement on together—child support is another story. You don’t …