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Child Support & Child Support Arrearages: Advice For Fathers

Friday, January 20, 2017

Many fathers who are obligated to pay child support find themselves finding a significant number of tough issues, including the following: Read More


Fathers And Child Support Payments: Can Your Payments Be Modified?

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Child support is a legal obligation that can be paid by either the mother or the father, but mostly, fathers are the ones making child support payments because the majority of children are placed in the custody of their mothers.

There is a method that is used to calculate how much child support the father is responsible for paying. Children deserve to receive support from both parents, and it is important that children receive enough support.

Child support payments are not supposed to be used for the personal benefit of the parent who is receiving the child support, but unfortunately, some parents do not use child support payments to support the children.

When the courts calculate the child support amounts that are to be paid, there are several factors that are taken into consideration. Some of those factors are listed below:

  • The amount of time both parents have the children
  • School expenses
  • Cost of medical insurance
  • Cost of dental insurance
  • The income of the father and the mother

Sometimes fathers are given child support orders that they cannot always keep up with. If a father is not able to make child support payments, he should not stop making the payments that have been ordered. Modifying child support payments is possible, and the father should seek the assistance of the court if he can no longer make the child support payments.

If you find yourself facing child support issues, you should not take matters into your own hands. Contact us today for a consultation.


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California Child Support Law

Friday, December 09, 2016

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.


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Family Law And Spousal Support For Men

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Some men might be concerned that they will be at a disadvantage in family law matters, but the court's opinions have shifted with modern times when it comes to divorce, child custody and alimony. This means a man may be entitled to custody, child support or spousal support when dissolving a marriage in Los Angeles. The recent split between actress Kaley Cuoco and tennis player Ryan Sweeting highlights this as Cuoco is set to pay $1650,000 to Sweeting. Read More


Unrealistic Child Support Orders

Friday, May 06, 2016

What does it take to raise a child? Well, it takes a lot of things to raise a child. Some of those things include love, patience, energy, time, and money. It is difficult for some people to raise a child together, can you imagine how difficult it can be to raise a child alone? Read More


What are the Consequences Relating to Father's Rights When Past Due on Child Support?

Friday, April 15, 2016

Often times, fathers bear the brunt of the financial responsibility for supporting children when a marriage ends. There are a variety of issues regarding father's rights that are important for you to understand. One of these issues is child support. Before your divorce is finalized, work with your attorney to ensure you have a plan that works best for you and your children. Child support payments usually cover:  Read More


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


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



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