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Child Support

How Is Child Support Calculated in California?

Questions of child support among divorcing couples can be both complicated and taxing. California has set a minimum child support guideline to make sure the distribution of money between parents is fair. This amount comes from an equation determined by set factors. The purpose of the guideline is for children to receive
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How do you establish paternity of your child?

Not every child in California is born to a married couple or even to a couple in a relationship. That can make getting child support a complicated situation for the woman, particularly if the father does not willingly acknowledge paternity. However, there are steps that the mother can take to establish the
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Why you don’t want to get behind on child support

Determining child support is a significant part of the divorce agreement for parents. The parent with primary custody of the children often depends on child support payments to continue to raise their children without a drastic change to the lifestyle they have come to know. For the parent who is ordered to
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What things are my child support payments going towards?

As many of our California readers will agree, particularly contentious divorces have a way of sowing the seeds of mistrust between ex-spouses. This can create problems down the road, especially if one spouse is ordered to make spousal support or child support payments. Here in California, much as is the case in
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I think I qualify to receive child support — how can I be sure?

When parents divorce in California, one of the couple’s chief concerns may be settling a child custody arrangement that is preferably in the best interest of any children involved. Once child custody has been determined, child support is usually addressed. However, with changing parental roles often affecting how child support is determined,
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What should I know about child support modifications?

Were you ordered by the court to pay child support to your ex-spouse? Has your situation changed since the order was made? If you said yes to both of these questions, then you might be considering a child support modification. But just like so many of our readers, you might have some
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