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California Child Support Law

Friday, December 09, 2016
California Child Support Law

Child support evasion can result in the loss of parental right to child custody visitation. A parent evading an obligation to child support payments, may be subject to wage garnishment, property lien, incarceration, and passport denial.

Child Support in California

The State of California courts apply the Agnos Minimum Child Support Standards Act calculus to determine the percentage of total net monthly income to be paid by a non-custodial parent. The state has no statute of limitations on past due child support payments, and support is enforceable until paid in full.

California allows for interest to be charged on missed child support installment payments at a rate of 10 percent. Retroactive interest on child support is charged at a statutory rate of 10 percent. Accrual of interest begins the missed installment due date, or day of entry of judgment by the court (Code of Civil Procedure 685.010, 685.020, and 685.030).

Parents violating child custody visitation conditions and child support as result of a domestic dispute, may also be the cause of a child’s removal from home. Incarcerated child support violators are responsible for payment of arrearages upon release from jail or prison.

Family Law Firm L.A.

Child support arrearages can lead to long-term disenfranchisement and financial instability. A family law attorney can protect the rights of the most vulnerable clients. Exercise your right as a parent in a child support matter. Seek advice from a family law attorney. Contact the Law Offices of ElenMebtahi in Los Angeles licensed in the practice of family law.