High Earnings Exempted From Guidelines Child Support

High Earnings Exempted From Guidelines Child Support

California adopted a Uniform Child Support Guideline which took effect in 1992. The Guideline placed the interests of children as …

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Failure To Verify Paternity? Proceed At Your Own Risk

Failure To Verify Paternity? Proceed At Your Own Risk

On October 21, 2004, the state of California was faced for the first time with the question of whether an …

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Factors In Modifying Child Support

Factors In Modifying Child Support

Many people are under the mistaken impression that child support is a fixed amount when, in fact, the rate one …

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Emancipation From Child Support?

Emancipation From Child Support?

Years ago, when I was Bar Mitzvahed, the accepted way to begin your speech in the synagogue was “Today I …

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Earnings From Assets Can Be Imputed As Income

Earnings From Assets Can Be Imputed As Income

A California Appellate court recently affirmed a trial court decision to impute a father’s rental income (based on the fair …

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Deviating From Child Support Guidelines

Deviating From Child Support Guidelines

Denise C. appealed the trial court order requiring her former spouse, Kevin, to pay less monthly child support than required …

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Courts Rule Against Child Support Services Department

Courts Rule Against Child Support Services Department

In a recent paternity case, justice prevailed over procedure. In 1996, the County filed a complaint to establish the paternity …

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Contempt: One Option For Enforcing Support Payments

Contempt: One Option For Enforcing Support Payments

There are many parties to a dissolution who have obtained an order for support but are receiving nothing because the …

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Contempt Sanctions For Child Support

Contempt Sanctions For Child Support

The case of Moss v. Superior Court, recently decided by the California Supreme Court, involved Brent Moss, who had been …

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Children And Money: Lessons In Self-control

Children And Money: Lessons In Self-control

Providing opportunities for children to practice self-control and to learn about saving will help them mature into adults who understand …

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Child Support Modification: What To Do When A Parents’ Income Changes

Child Support Modification: What To Do When A Parents’ Income Changes

California’s legislature has told us that “the mother and father of a minor child have an equal responsibility to support …

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Child Support Is Not Properly Paid Into A Trust

Child Support Is Not Properly Paid Into A Trust

After trial, the Court ordered Bruce Shandler to pay to his former wife, Lana Shandler, child support of $3,000.00 per …

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Child Support Enforcement Fairness Act Of 2000

Child Support Enforcement Fairness Act Of 2000

It’s called a “fairness act” because of the unfairness of child support enforcement laws heaped upon a parent who pays …

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Child Support Defies Biology

Child Support Defies Biology

In prior articles, I have referenced the potential to have child support ordered when there is not a biological link …

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Child Support Awards Based On Earnings Capacity

Child Support Awards Based On Earnings Capacity

Trial Courts may consider earnings capacity of a parent when calculating child support. The most recent case on this issue …

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Child Support and Taxes: Frequently Asked Questions

Child Support and Taxes: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you pay taxes on child support? A: No, you don’t claim child support you receive as income.   …

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