Can a spouse impliedly waive the right to file a motion to disqualify a California Family Court judge for bias or prejudice under California Code of Civil Procedure section 170.3? In "N. Am. Title Co. v. Superior Court of Fresno Cnty.,' No. F084913 (Cal. Ct. App. May. 19, 2023), … [Read more...]
California Child Custody and Child Support
"Children are witnesses to the fullness of our humanity; they are keenly attuned to the darkness as well as the light of life; and they can teach us about living honestly, searchingly and courageously if we let them." ~Robert Coles
Use this collection of articles on California child custody and child support law as you strive to negotiate co-parenting agreements.
California child support calculators and guidelines
California child support calculators make calculating guideline child support a somewhat standardized procedure, but California has one of the most complicated guidelines, and personal variables including low or high income adjustments often make the process difficult. What is … [Read more...]
Should a Trust fund beneficiary’s net disposable income be used to calculate child support?
In a client's California divorce, a trust fund beneficiary's attorney argued that, for purposes of calculating child support, the beneficiary's income available for support should only include his net disposable income and not the tens of millions of dollars held in trust for his … [Read more...]
Preparing for a child custody battle?
"Children typically suffer pain, confusion, and insecurity when their parents separate. They are hurt by outbursts of anger, bitterness, a lack of respect, an inability to communicate, and the overt hostility that can repeatedly flare up between battling parents." ~Through the … [Read more...]
What are physical and legal custody in California?
If you're separating or getting divorced with kids, you'll need to understand and establish physical and legal custody in California. Here is an introduction to need-to-know terminology and concepts. The first important concept to understand is that custody is split in two … [Read more...]
How to collect past due child support in California
If someone owes you past due child support you need to collect in California, here are twelve things you want to know. 1. California's Department of Child Support Services charges minimal fees to collect past due child support for members of the general public 2. A … [Read more...]