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How is Child Support Calculated in California?

Some of the most common concerns for divorcing parents revolve around child support—specifically who will be required to pay, and how much.  Unfortunately, since child support isn’t standardized, those questions don’t have easy answers. Instead, California child support payments are determined using an equation that factors each parent’s finances against the amount of time they spent parenting. Here’s a little …

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Child Support in California

Parents have a legal responsibility to provide for their children, and these duties do not cease to exist just because your marriage dissolves. For couples with children, one of the most critical aspects of a divorce proceeding, is establishing an order of custody and financial support for that child. By putting the specifics of these obligations in writing, California courts …

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California Child Support

Divorce is complicated. Splitting a life into two parts is daunting enough all on its own, but—just like everything else in life—with children involved, things gets trickier. Between custody, and visitation schedules, there’s a lot to figure out when it comes to kids, and child support certainly isn’t cheap. If you’re a parent contemplating divorce, and you’re fairly sure that your kids …

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How Much is Child Support in California?

If you’re a parent going through divorce, you want what’s best for your kids. You want to take care of them – emotionally and financially – but how much is child support in California? Here’s what you need to know. How Much is Child Support in California? In California, the law requires both parents to be responsible for supporting a …

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Divorce: What to Do First

If you’re thinking about divorce, what to do first is probably one of your main concerns. Should you move out? Take yourself off your spouse’s checking and savings accounts? Call an attorney? Here’s what you need to know. Divorce: What to Do First Divorce is a major life change, and for most people, that means working with an experienced family …

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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 …