Some Orange County parents have misconceptions about child support, both paying and receiving it. But whether you're the one writing or cashing the checks, it's beneficial to fully understand your rights under the law.
If there is one commonality among celebrity divorces, it's that most are settled privately between the spouses and their legal counsels of record. However, the ongoing saga between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie appears to be bucking this trend.
Although it's still summer, it's not too soon to begin planning for when the kids return to school in September. For some Orange County parents, the beginning of the school year is a time when they have to spend a lot of extra money on the kids.
You've been divorced from your ex-wife for several years. While you two have had your issues in the past, you have usually been able to keep it civil.
A temporary fix has been approved by the state of California for foster parents who find themselves stuck in the middle of the approval process and are in need of funding. The governor of California signed a stop-gap measure that provides funding to caregivers who are stuck in the process waiting for approval. The funding will be distributed as emergency funding.
A lot of people are misinformed about what child support is supposed to cover. In addition to providing a child with a decent living situation, clothing and food, there are may other expenses that can be met with child support.
If you are a California parent who pays child support to your children's other parent, you may doubt that all of your hard-earned support dollars go to your kids.
Facing the end of a marriage can be an emotionally charged time with many critical and complex issues to be tackled. When children are also involved, the stakes are even higher. Going through a divorce means having to address matters surrounding child custody, support, and visitation. These decisions are both psychologically taxing and difficult to face alone. Who do the children live with, how does relocation impact well-being and what financial measures should be adopted to care for dependents are just a sample of the multifaceted questions that need solutions.
Child support ranks among the most contested issues as far as divorce is concerned. This is basically the monthly payment that is given to the custodial party when a married couple divorces. More often than less, issues pertaining to child support are contested since it is usually hard for the divorcing parties to reach an amicable financial settlement. If caught up in such a situation, it is imperative that you hire a child support lawyer who will make the entire process less intricate.
Spouses embroiled in a child support dispute tend to have strong opinions about how much child support ought to be paid. Usually, the paying spouse feels it's fair to pay less, and the receiving spouse feels it's fair to receive more. At Rosen & Rosen, we have represented spouses on both sides of these disputes -- and we're intimately familiar with the complex legal and personal perspectives that go into such matters.