What Does Child Support Cover?

Caring and providing for your child is a requirement of all parents, regardless of separation or divorce. To ensure no parent walks away from a divorce without the obligation to financially provide for their child, child support is ordered in every divorce case, unlike spousal support, which isn’t always necessary. The State of California has set forth a standard calculation to determine basic child support amounts. This calculation takes heavily…

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Managing a Demanding Work Schedule with Joint Custody

Nothing will test your time management skills as co-parenting a child with a demanding work schedule. It is important you exercise your timesharing rights and have to accommodate the other parent’s schedule as well. After agreeing upon a timesharing schedule in your Parenting Plan, the family law courts will enforce it and hold each parent to “making it work”. Not making an effort or not being able to consistently exercise…

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Can I Move for a New Job and Still Exercise My Visitation?

Everyone’s life changes after divorce. Sometimes people want to make a fresh start and try something new and being single again can make it easier to take big steps like accepting a new job offer. As a co-parent, however, you need to carefully consider the effects any big changes may have on your family. Moving for a job that will take you further away from your child can pose special…

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How Will Work Travel Affect My Visitation Schedule?

As part of a divorce, you will have to draft up a Parenting Plan that outlines a timesharing schedule for you and your former spouse to co-parent your child. Generally, these timesharing schedules will consider each parent’s work schedule and reflect the percentage of time each parent will spend with the child. If you have to frequently travel for your job, take this into consideration when drafting up your parenting…

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Is Child Support Taxed?

Child support is the basic financial responsibility of all parents of minor children. Parents, whether together, separated, or divorced all carry with them a responsibility to care and provide for their children. How much you will have to pay or will receive depends on how much residential time you spend with your child and the financial resources of both parents. Child Support is Not Taxable Child support is not income…

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Will Child Support Cover Private School Tuition?

Child support is ordered to ensure every parent fulfills their responsibility to care and provide for their children after separation or divorce. Basic child support is meant to cover the basic cost of caring for and raising a child. State guidelines require this amount to reflect: the incomes of the parents, and how much residential time each parent has because during that time they are responsible for covering basic day-to-day…

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International Family Custody Attorneys

International child custody is a very specialized area of law that may involve multiple courts in multiple countries, laws of different nations, as well as international treaties.  As cross-border marriages proliferate, so do international family law disputes: while to a parent, a move-away case within the United States might appear no less daunting, removal of children into a foreign jurisdiction requires a very specific skillset from a lawyer. INTERNATIONAL MARRIAGES…

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