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In co-parenting arrangements, it is not uncommon for one parent to earn a greater income than the other. As such, the Courts will often find it appropriate to order the higher-earning party to pay child support to their co-parent. While California policy favors providing children with adequate financial support, the Courts may reduce a child support award in certain circumstances. This was demonstrated recently in a California case where the Court ordered the mother to seek employment. If you share custody of a child and have questions regarding support obligations, it is prudent to meet with a San Diego child support lawyer to evaluate your options.

The History of the Case

It is alleged that the mother and father share custody of a 5-year-old child. When the child was first born, he spent approximately 80 percent of his time with the mother and the remaining time with the father. At that time, the father’s income was $15,000 per month, and he was ordered to pay the mother approximately $1,500 per month in child support. The mother did not work but received $5,000 per month from her father.

It is reported that in 2020, the father moved to modify his support obligation, as his time with his son had increased to over 40 percent. Additionally, he sought a seek-work order compelling the mother to work. The Court granted the order over the mother’s objections, and she appealed. Continue reading

Parents often aim to keep their families intact, but despite their intentions, many parents decide to separate and share custody of their children. Raising a child can be costly, and it is not uncommon for one parent to seek financial support from the other. Even co-parents that have an amicable relationship may not always agree as to the best way to split time with their children during important events like holidays or who should bear the costs of transporting the child from one parent’s home to another. As such, it is smart for anyone who shares custody of a child to contact a seasoned San Diego child custody lawyer to assess their options.

Child Support

One issue that commonly arises when parents share custody of a child and one parent is required to pay support, is that the obligor parent believes they are paying the other parent to care for their children and becomes resentful. In truth, it only appears that way on paper. The California Courts employ statutory child support guidelines to determine how much each parent should contribute to their child’s upbringing. In general, the guidelines dictate that the parent who earns more money should provide more money towards the costs of raising the child.

Couples use a prenuptial agreement to address the parties’ interest in the assets and debts in the event of separation or divorce. A prenuptial agreement is also helpful in the death of one spouse. It can assist in resolving problems regarding distributions of marital debts as well as assets. A prenuptial agreement is becoming common, but couples can be hesitant to sign one. You can make your decision by considering how a prenuptial agreement can help you. (See Family Code section 1610).

Marriages are not only a romantic relationship, but also a kind of business-based relationship. To, secure everyone’s financial interest is extremely useful.

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Everything has its advantages and disadvantages. It is significant to understand the drawbacks of what you are going to do? If we talk about it from emotional viewpoint, couples may feel awkward when approaching the idea of a prenuptial agreement. It also creates a sense of distrust between the two people in love who are expecting to become one in future.

Children suffer the most when parents opt for Divorce or legal separation. Not only do they suffer emotionally, but even their future becomes unclear and blurry. If parents fail to sort out their differences, it may negatively impact a child.

One of the most sensitive matters in a Divorce is child custody and visitation and child support. The effects of Divorce on a child are everlasting, and the decision the Family Law Judge takes regarding support and custody plays a significant role in their life.

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Child custody Cases in California

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Out of all types of divorces, military divorces are the ones that are open to a higher number of complications. Military marriages are similar to the civilian divorces, however, there are a number of important differences that service members and their spouse will need to know.

The added complexities in military divorce make the process more stressful than the average divorce. If you have been serving in the military and are considering divorce, there is information you need to know. Military divorces do have similar matters such as spousal support, child custody and support, asset division, and debt division; however, there are other issues in a military divorce that are not part of a civilian divorce.

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 The following questions have arisen during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic regarding Child Custody and Visitation and San Diego Presiding Judge Alksne has provided the following answers.

Q:  Does the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic and related orders of the Governor, to reduce the spread of the virus, cause a child custody and visitation order to be modified or altered?

A:  All child custody and visitation orders from the court remain in full force and effect until and unless modified by the court.

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Domestic violence is the emotional, physical, or verbal abuse by one person against another where the parties are (See Cal. Family Code 6211):

  • Spouses or former spouses,
  • A person who regularly resides or formally reside in the household,

Divorce or separations are the most difficult phase for the entire family, especially for the couple who is going through with such a stressful, confusing, emotional, as well as painful event. Things get worst when one spouse wants to stay married; on the other hand, one wants to file for divorce, and that’s sense like deep treachery. You may be upset, mad, and hurt, or you may even feel like your partner is making outrageous or unreasonable demands. In that situation, a person can easily lose control. But it is better to stay calm and try to be practical.

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Here are some expert attorney’s specify do’s of a divorce while you are going through a divorce.

What are the Do’s of Divorce?

You can trust The Law Office of Doppelt and Forney, APLC to assist you with your parenting plan. Our law office practices in all aspects of family law including child support, child custody and visitation, spousal support, attorney fees, and more.

We offer a free consultation where you can discuss your case with an experienced attorney. At the consultation, the attorney will provide you with legal analysis of your issues and provide you with techniques to help obtain your legal goals and protect your rights. If you were to hire our firm to represent you in your family law case, we are a full-service family law firm. Call today to learn how we can help you.

Divorce is difficult, but divorce can be even more difficult when there are minor children involved. In divorce, the couple should always consider what is in the best interest of the child.

The Law Office of Doppelt and Forney, APLC is a full-service family law firm specializing in divorce, legal separation, child custody and visitation, child support, and more. We offer a free consultation for all potential new clients at our office in Rancho Bernardo. At your free consultation, you will meet directly with an attorney who will provide you with legal analysis and suggestions to try to help you obtain your legal goals and protect your rights.

If you choose to retain an attorney, we are here to represent you every step of the way, all while providing you with realistic expectations and protecting your rights as a spouse or parent.

Schedule a free consultation with a seasoned divorce lawyer today to find out how we can help you!

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