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Divorcing with Children with Disabilities

Divorcing with Children with Disabilities Divorce can be a perilous road met with unexpected twists, turns, and plenty of questions. What will happen with our joint finances? Where will each party live? What about estate or property we purchased together? While each of these questions is likely to raise concern, quite often the biggest of… Read more>>

My Ex Refuses To Help With Medical Payments For Our Son. We Have Joint Custody. What Steps Can I Take To Fight This?

If your ex won’t help with your child’s medical payments, you may be able to ask a court to order your ex to pay his or her half of the bills. The first step in getting your ex to pay for his or her share of the medical expenses is to make copies of all… Read more>>

I Got a Job Making Less Money. Can I Have My Child Support Lowered?

Divorced or separated parents usually have a court order in effect for child support. The non-custodial parent pays a certain amount of money per week or bi-weekly. Sometimes a parent’s circumstances will change, and that person will want to change the amount of support that he or she pays. For example, the non-custodial parent may… Read more>>

How can child support be enforced by my ex?

Can child support be enforced? Your ex has gotten a child support court order against you. That is the first step for getting child support payments. However, that court order does not force you to make the payments. If you are not willing to make payments, your ex can take legal steps to enforce the… Read more>>

5 things to know about Department of Child Support Services

The Department of Child Support Services does more than collect payment for minor children. It also assists in other family-related matters such as establishing paternity for children. Here are five things to know about the Department of Child Support Services. The Department of Child Support Services can help men establish paternity for their children. If… Read more>>

I have to get a second job to afford the child support, can I get it changed?

Like many people across the United States, you have a legal obligation to pay child support. You seem to have reached a juncture at which you find it challenging to meet your child support obligation. You indicate that you feel you need to get a second job in order to afford child support. As an… Read more>>

Disestablishing Paternity and the Cessation of Child Support

It’s every father’s worst nightmare to discover that they’ve been duped into thinking a child is their own. Not only have you become emotionally invested in the child, but you also have been making child support payments based upon a falsehood. If you find yourself in this devastating situation, there are steps you can take… Read more>>

My Ex-Husband Lost His Job. Where Will Child Support Come From?

When courts award alimony and child support orders they do so with full knowledge that your life circumstances will likely change at some point. That being said, unless someone applies to have those orders modified, they remain intact. So if your ex husband lost his job and has been paying child support for some time… Read more>>

Working With The California Department Of Child Support Services

“Life is not a solo act. It’s a huge collaboration, and we all need to assemble around us the people who care about us and support us in times of strife.” Tim Gunn For years the state of California had a variety of supporting, complementing, and sometimes overlapping agencies in order to help enforce child… Read more>>

Methods For Modifying Child Support

When Jenny thinks back to her previous marriage, her mind is not flooded with thoughts of matrimonial bliss and romance. Instead, she thinks of the front door of her home, which is no longer “their” front door, but is now a place where the former love of her life will have to knock when he… Read more>>


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