Child Support

When Child Visitation Schedules Change, So Can Your Support Payments

By |2020-05-04T21:18:01-07:00May 4th, 2020|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Custody & Visitation, Child Support|

When Child Visitation Schedules Change, So Can Your Support Payments A parent can retroactively get credit for child support payments they paid to an ex-spouse who no longer takes care of their child through Jackson Credits When couples with children go through divorce or otherwise separate, they must establish a plan with the

Emergency Rule 13: You Can Request a Retroactive Child Support Modification Before Filing …

By |2020-04-30T08:44:10-07:00April 28th, 2020|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Support, Covid-19|

EMERGENCY RULE 13: You Can Request a Retroactive Child Support Modification Before Filing with the Court As I mentioned in a previous blog post, How to Obtain a COVID-19 Child Support Modification, if you are paying child support to your ex-partner or ex-spouse and you have lost your job or your work hours

COVID-19 – Guidelines for Parents Sharing Child Custody

By |2020-04-28T17:26:00-07:00March 19th, 2020|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Covid-19|

COVID-19 - Guidelines for Parents Sharing Child Custody Sharing your children during even normal times is often stressful for divorced and separated parents. Under the current conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic, child sharing is bound to create even more stress and concern. The key to weathering this storm, I believe, calls for

How to Obtain a COVID-19 Child Support Modification

By |2020-04-28T17:26:00-07:00March 18th, 2020|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Support, Covid-19, Spousal Support|

How to Obtain a COVID-19 Child Support Modification With the current threat of COVID-19, I sincerely hope that you and your family continue to be safe and healthy. I also hope that you are not financially impacted in a major way. Unfortunately, however, the current situation is affecting a great number of people’s

Can’t Agree on a Parenting Plan? What Will the Court Do?

By |2020-07-20T18:17:06-07:00September 24th, 2019|Child Custody, Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Co-Parenting, Contested, Parenting Plan|

Can’t Agree on a Parenting Plan? What Will the Court Do? When parents separate, the court wants them to have a plan in place to show how their children will be cared for. Called a Parenting Plan, it is a legal document indicating the agreements and arrangements the parents will follow in raising

What Is the Child Support Exception for High-Income Earners?

By |2020-03-18T17:17:38-07:00August 22nd, 2019|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Support, High Asset|

What Is the Child Support Exception for High-Income Earners? In our last blog post, we discussed how child support is calculated in the state of California. California’s statewide uniform guideline stipulates the amount of child support to be paid, based on each parent’s net disposable monthly income and the amount of time the child will

We Aren’t Married – What Are My Parental Rights If We Split Up?

By |2020-03-18T17:22:54-07:00August 5th, 2019|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Co-Parenting, Parenting Plan, Paternity|

We Are Not Married - What Are My Parental Rights If We Split Up? As attorneys, we are seeing this situation more and more often, especially among younger parents: They fall in love, decide to have a baby together and then somewhere along the way, they become disenchanted with their lives. One or both of

How Is Child Support in California Calculated?

By |2020-02-08T12:09:17-08:00July 19th, 2019|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Support, Uncontested|

How Is Child Support in California Calculated? California has a statewide uniform guideline for paying child support. What that means is, wherever you live in California, the same child support considerations should apply to your situation. Your child support payment can either be decided in court, or through divorce mediation. If it is decided in

Considering Divorce Mediation? Be Sure to Consult an Attorney

By |2020-02-08T12:32:00-08:00March 1st, 2019|Child Support, Divorce Mediation, Property Division, Uncontested|

Considering Divorce Mediation? Be Sure to Consult an Attorney Many couples decide to opt for divorce mediation rather than litigate their divorce through the courts, particularly if they have no children. In divorce mediation, the mediator does not represent the interests of either party, legally or otherwise. They cannot offer legal advice. The mediator’s role

Child Support – What Happens When Your Oldest Child Is No Longer Eligible?

By |2019-02-06T07:53:49-08:00February 1st, 2019|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Support, College|

Child Support – What Happens When Your Oldest Child Is No Longer Eligible? When getting a divorce and discussing how much child support will be paid, the supporting parent may assume that when the first child is no longer eligible, their child support payment can be cut in half. That is not how the court