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Factors affecting child support payment amounts

Child support payments, in theory, are designed with the best interest of the children in mind so that they can maintain their quality of life after their parents split up. However, as many California parents have found out, depending on who is paying and receiving, the amount might be considered too high or too low. While there are federal guidelines for establishing support payments, the law does allow each state to establish their own rules regarding payment, and this often leads to a wide range of amounts for families in similar situations.

What requirements must I meet to get a divorce?

If you have decided that ending your marriage is your best path forward, it may be helpful to consider your eligibility to get a divorce. When you and your spouse were married, there were likely certain requirements you had to meet for that marriage to become legal. There are also requirements you must meet to legally end your marriage.

Media portrayals of noncustodial parents are often unfair

When media outlets in California and around the country run stories dealing with noncustodial parents, they are usually about deadbeat dads or fathers who turned their backs on their children in order to pursue career goals. While it may be true that most noncustodial parents are men, the portrayal of them as selfish, uninvolved, uncaring and cheap is largely based on myth.

How to make co-parenting easier during the summer

Divorced parents in California and throughout the country may be looking forward to spending more time with their children during the summer months. However, it is important to understand and respect the needs of the child as well as the other parent. Ideally, parents will spend time talking about their summer plans as soon as possible. If there are any issues that they cannot resolve on their own, it may be worth seeking the services of a mediator.

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