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Child support modifications can come with specific circumstances

A child support order is meant to ensure that both parents are putting up money to support the financial needs of a child. Unfortunately, even the best laid out child support order might not make the responsibility equal. There are some instances in which the initial order meets the needs of the situation, but it might not be adequate throughout the child's life.

Is there an age limit for child support?

Having to pay child support is a situation that millions of people find themselves in each year. For most of them, the requirement to make these payments eventually ends for various reasons. Usually, the reason the child support obligation ends is that the child for whom the payments are being made reaches the age-out limit. Children can reach a certain age in California where they are no longer eligible to receive support payments.

Prenuptial agreements can get your marriage off to a good start

Prenuptial agreements serve an important purpose for anyone who is getting married. Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be wealthy to benefit from a prenuptial agreement. Even if you are young and don't have a lot of money or assets, you might still find that a prenup can help you.

How do I explain adoption to my child?

If you have children who are adopted or you are planning to adopt a child, you likely feel some stress about how you will explain this to your children one day. Telling children that they were adopted is never easy. You don't know how they will react. It's also difficult to tell your children that you plan to adopt a child who will become their sibling. Here are some tips for talking to children about adoption.

Tips for smooth co-parenting this summer

Your children are likely nearing the end of their 2017-2018 California school year. Soon, summer break will be upon you. If this year will be the first summer your family has had since your divorce, you may encounter some co-parenting challenges along the way.

Is your ex not making court-ordered child support payments?

When you decided your custody and child support matters during your divorce, you believed that your former spouse would honor those agreements. After all, you honor your part of the bargain on a daily basis as you continue to raise the children you had together.

Divorce terms have to be tailored to the case's circumstances

The terms of a divorce are handled on a case-by-case basis. You can't base what you want off of what someone else got. If you are heading toward divorce or are in the process of getting a divorce, you need to ensure that you are taking steps to protect yourself and your interests. We are here to help you determine what options you have and how they will impact your future.

What can I use spousal support for in California?

Spousal support is an important part of a divorce agreement. You won't always get what you want when asking for this type of support but it never hurts to ask in the first place. These payments can be used for a myriad things in life, which is why you should know ahead of time what they are. So, what exactly can you use the spousal support payments you receive from your ex in California?

Co-parenting should be a positive experience

Co-parenting is a rewarding method for child custody because your child has the stability between both homes that gives them what they need to thrive. This doesn't mean that it is always going to be easy for the children. Instead, you and your ex will likely have to work hard to make the situation the best it can be.

Bill to help collect unpaid child support passes first hurdle

A brand new bill that would help the collection of unpaid child support in the state of California has passed its first hurdle. The bill was sponsored by the state's insurance commissioner and has since passed the Assembly Floor with a bipartisan vote. If the bill becomes law, it would create an insurance intercept program that would provide mandatory insurance payments.

Use a prenuptial agreement as a tool to strengthen your marriage

The prenuptial agreement is something that is often misunderstood. Some people think of it as something that you only ask for if you think the marriage is doomed. The truth is that a prenup is a valuable tool that can set the stage for your financial future as a married couple.