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Learn About Father's Rights When Child Support Payments are Hurting You Financially

Friday, April 01, 2016
  • As a father, you love your children and want to ensure they are properly cared for. And while you have no problem contributing to the financial well-being of your children through child support payments, you could find that the amount your paying is unfair and hurting you in the process. 

    Child support is calculated by the court based on a formula overseen by state law. However, you may find yourself in a situation where the mandated child support payments are hurting your overall financial well-being. And if you feel that your payments are not properly caring for your child as they should, this can lead to added frustration and stress. Often times you feel that a father's rights are not considered when determining the amount of support you must pay.

    Luckily, you do have a few options. Helping to support your child is necessary, but it should not come at the cost of your own financial health. You still need to pay your own bills and take care of yourself and your family. You need to show the court that your situation warrants a modification of child support. 

    Many fathers fear that courts look disfavorably upon them and always side with the mother. Unfortunately, it does seem that in most cases, the court does side with the mother. And you may be perfectly fine with the mother of your children being the custodial parent. But, this is more than just raising your children, this is about ensuring your own financial well-being and the ability to move on with your life.

    If you want to know more about how you can ensure you take care of your children without financially crippling yourself in the process, contact us today. We dedicate our work to make sure fathers have rights, too!

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Three Mistakes Fathers Make When it Comes to Child Support & Child Support Arrearages

Friday, March 04, 2016

The public often trivializes fathers' contributions to children's healthy development. Although fathers love their children just as much as mothers, this bias causes some fathers to fail to aggressively protect their rights due to an excessively defeatist attitude or fear of being labeled a deadbeat. Ultimately, fathers' reluctance to stand up for themselves hurts their children. Below are common mistakes fathers make with respect to child support and child support arrearagesRead More

Critical Things to Remember if You're in Arrears for Child Support

Friday, February 26, 2016

Keeping up with your child support obligation can be challenging. If you have recently found yourself in financial trouble, you might currently be in child support arrearages and could be unsure of what to do. These are a few critical things for you to remember if you are in this situation. Read More

Fathers, Help is On the Way

Friday, February 05, 2016

In today's legal climate, most fathers see their rights violated at every turn. Thousands of fathers across the country nearly bankrupt themselves handing over child support checks to custodial mothers who seldom, if ever, let them see the children they're struggling to help. The especially unlucky ones are falsely accused of heinous crimes in the midst of bitter custody battles. Courts, judges, and especially the bulk of divorce lawyers seem to have a vested interest in making sure that fathers do not get a square deal in the courtroom. Read More

Make Sure That Your Father's Rights Aren't Violated

Friday, January 22, 2016

As the male parent, you might feel as if you are at a disadvantage in the court system in regards to your children. This can be true in many cases, but you should know that you have father's rights that should be abided by. If you feel that your father's rights are being violated, it is critical to seek legal assistance. Read More

What Celebrity Child Support Payments Can Teach You 2/2

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Here is the second part of our discussion about celebrity child support payments and what you can learn from them when you are a parent in the Los Angeles area.

Working Women

Kevin Federline has never had the best reputation in Hollywood, but a judge did think he was most qualified to be the custodial parent for his two children with Britney Spears. This resulted in $20,000 payments from Spears every month.

What This Means For You: While courts in the past traditionally awarded women custody and saw men as breadwinners, this is not always the case anymore. If you are a father with physical custody, the mother of your children may owe you child support.

Multiple Options

Sean Combs has many names and seems to do it all as the man currently known as P. Diddy is a rapper, producer, entrepreneur and former reality star. He is also a father who pays $20,000 per month to Kim Porter along with insurance, tuition and legal fees.

What You Need To Know: There are many possibilities depending on your situation. For example, one parent may arrange to pay for things a child needs instead of paying child support or might pay a smaller amount because of this. Another alternative might be that the parent with physical custody could keep a house during a divorce instead of taking child support or alimony.

Your choices will vary based on your children's needs and how well you and the other parent can communicate and cooperate. When considering your options and trying to find the right solution, contact us for more information.

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What Celebrity Child Support Payments Can Teach You 1/2

Saturday, January 02, 2016

The lives of celebrities are fun to follow and can even be informative sometimes. Here are some stars with hefty child support bills, and there are things Los Angeles residents can learn from these famous parents. Read More

Family Law: What to Do if You Want to Have Your Child Support Payments Reduced

Friday, December 18, 2015

As a parent, you probably understand the importance of helping with the care of your child by paying child support. However, if you feel that your child support payments are too high, or if you are having trouble making your payments, you could wonder what you can do about the situation. Read More

Life isn't fair, but the law is. Fathers have rights!

Friday, December 11, 2015

As a father, you have the same parental rights as the mother of your child when it comes to divorce. The fact is, however, that neither parent's rights supersede the "best interest" of the child or children. Children need to have both parents equally involved in their lives. Read More

3 Facts you May Not Know about Child Support & Child Support Arrearages

Friday, November 20, 2015

If you ever find yourself faced with a potential child support or child support arrearages situation, how can you tell the difference between myth and reality? Film and television love to focus on who is taking care of children in their storylines but they very rarely showcase how support is established for the child.  Here are three facts that you may not know about child support in California. Read More

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