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When Does Child Support End in California?

If you’re a parent who pays child support because your kids live with their other parent, or if you’re contemplating divorce and you’re fairly sure that your kids won’t live with you most of the time, you’re not alone in wondering when child support ends in California. Here’s what you need to know. When Does Child Support End in California? …

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What is Parentage by Estoppel in California?

If you’re like many people, you’ve heard the term parentage by estoppel – but what does it mean in California, and how does it affect your child custody case? What is Parentage by Estoppel in California? Paternity is often assumed in California. That means the courts assume that the person involved in the child’s life is his or her father. …

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Is Child Support Mandatory in Divorce?

If you’re like many people who are splitting up in Stockton, you’re wondering, Is child support mandatory in divorce? The main thing to understand is that the state of California says that both parents are responsible to contributing to their kids’ support and well-being. When it comes to child support, here’s how it works. Is Child Support Mandatory in Divorce? …

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Child Support Laws in California

Child support laws in California help ensure that both parents are financially responsible for their children. The courts use a special formula to determine how much one parent will pay the other parent, and once a judge orders child support, it remains the same unless you go back to court to change it (or the child reaches a certain age). …

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California Child Support Laws: What You Need to Know

California child support laws are pretty straightforward – they require both parents to contribute financially to their children’s upbringing. But what is child support for, and how does it work under the law? Will you be required to pay it, or will you receive it? Your Stockton divorce lawyer can explain all of this in more detail, but in the …

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 …