There are many people in the state of California who pay child support. At the same time, there are many who receive this money from the other parent of their child.
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Every year, many California residents are faced with the challenges associated with paying child support. At the same time, there are those on the other side of the equation. These are the people who are supposed to receive support from a child's other parent.
Divorces can sometimes be nasty and as many Californians can attest, it can be tempting to badmouth the ex in front of the children. While it’s normal to want to release your frustrations to a confidante, keep the kids out of it – especially when it comes to child support issues. Watching a mother and father battle it out in court – or even seeing their parent in jail – due to non-payment issues can negatively affect a child’s relationship with one or both parents. This can continue even into adulthood.
Families in California and across the country often depend on child support payments in order to keep a roof over their heads, food on their table and their lights burning brightly in their homes. While it's never a good idea to rely on money before it arrives, a budget that's overly stretched might count on it. For almost 5,000 parents in California, the realization that their money wasn't coming was shocking.