Supporting your children financially is a parental responsibility

By |2022-04-06T14:55:28+00:0005 Jan 2018|Categories: Child Support|


Having to give your ex money on a regular basis isn’t something that most people will do willingly. When you have a child together, you don’t really have a choice about the matter if you are ordered to pay child support and don’t want to get into legal trouble. You must realize that child support payments aren’t actually going to your ex, they are going to your child. Your ex is simply the legal adult who has to receive those payments.

We understand that child support orders might seem to be a burden. When you think about this, you will likely realize that you would have given the same amount or more if you and your ex were still in a relationship. Child support payments shouldn’t be thought of as a burden, but rather as a way to give your child financial support while you can’t be there physically.

There is a chance that things will happen that will change your financial situation while you are paying child support. These can make it more difficult to pay or they might mean that you can actually afford to pay more. In these cases, a child support modification petition is likely in order. These petitions can be filed by either parent, but must be based on a valid reason.

We can help you with all matters related to child support, from getting the initial child support order set to getting a modification in place. It is imperative that your child has the financial support that he or she deserves, so make sure that you keep up on your payments. Being current on your payments can help you to avoid legal issues that come with delinquent payments.

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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