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...]
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.
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...]
I urge parents to make their best efforts to negotiate child custody agreements without court involvement. If you've tried and it's impossible, do these ten things to prepare for a child custody battle in California. 1. Assess your parenting style and improve as … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]