California parents feel financial pinch from childcare

By |2022-04-06T15:01:12+00:0027 Feb 2017|Categories: Child Support|


California is a great state to live in. But unfortunately, as parents of preschoolers can attest, it can also be a very expensive state in which to raise children. And more and more, parents are having to make tough financial choices when trying to find and pay for acceptable childcare.

study conducted among 640 California parents who had children that were five years of age and younger revealed just how much money went toward childcare. In fact, 31 percent of parents residing in Los Angeles said that preschool and childcare represented one of their biggest expenses. But on the bright side, the vast majority of the parents surveyed believed the quality of care their children received was worth the money being paid.

But as hard as it can be to make ends meet with two parents in a household, it can be so much more difficult for a single parent. Single parents often must shoulder the day-to-day responsibilities of raising children while also holding down a job. And their childcare options are often limited because they absolutely must find someplace they can afford to care for their children while they are at work.

So clearly, child support can play a huge role in helping a single parent get the best daycare accommodations possible. So, if you are in the process of divorcing and you will be your child’s custodial parent, you want to make sure that your support terms will provide the money you need to help cover childcare expenses.

An experienced family law attorney can help you negotiate a child support agreement that accounts for childcare and other important expenses.

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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