What Will Happen to Child Support if I Remarry?
Child support in California is calculated using a complex formula that uses parental net income, taking into account tax status, and the residential time distribution between the two parents as the two main factors. California family law states that both parents have an equal responsibility to provide financially for their child. This duty does not change if either parent remarries. Barring the signing away of parental rights and the subsequent…Read More
Do We Have to Agree on Who the Nanny Is?
When it comes to post-divorce co-parenting, you will soon realize that there are a million things you have to agree upon just to raise a child. One of the more common issues relevant to modern day families with two busy parents is the issue of childcare. Ideally, you should both agree on any childcare providers that will take care of your child. Sometimes, however, parents can be spiteful or petty…Read More
Can I See My Kids Outside of My Designated Parenting Time?
Along with every divorce where there are minor children involved, there will be a parenting plan, which includes in it a timesharing schedule. The timesharing schedule puts in effect a plan for when and where you will spend time with your child. Although your child’s time may be divided up between you and the other parent, the timesharing schedule does not prevent you from trying to spend time with your…Read More
How Will My Divorce Affect My Children?
It should come to no surprise that your children might be affected by your divorce. How the divorce will affect your children will vary based on the circumstances, however by looking at the key changes in your child’s life, you can identify the areas they may be struggling with. The main areas of your child’s life that will change are their living arrangements and the way they are parented by…Read More
How to Co-Parent in the Age of iPads
Co-parenting is likely one of the biggest challenges you will face post-divorce. If you divorce while you still have minor children, you will have to cooperate with your ex-spouse for the benefit of your child. You will be encouraged by California family law courts to facilitate your child having a close and meaningful relationship with their other parent and to craft a parenting plan that works for your family. For…Read More
How Do I Incorporate School Breaks into the Timesharing Schedule?
As part of your general parenting plan for co-parenting after the divorce, you and your spouse will have to develop a timesharing schedule. This is also called a residential or visitation schedule or agreement, and it essentially schedules your child’s residential time. In this timesharing schedule, day-to-day residential arrangements for the school year will be outlined in detail, as will arrangements for when your child is on break from school….Read More
Should My Child Have a Say in the Timesharing Schedule?
California family law courts take it as their priority in a divorce to ensure your child’s best interests are looked out for. A parent’s responsibility for a child is a legal obligation they have until that child turns 18, regardless of whether or not they live with that parent all of the time. For this reason, child support is ordered and a parenting plan must be entered in every case…Read More
The Benefits of Residential Time
The benefits of spending time with your child are plenty and obvious. Spending time with your child, even if you are not the primary caregiver, can help them develop healthy relationships with you and others in their life, it can help them know how to ask for help when they need it and can teach them that while some relationships aren’t made to last, the parent-child relationship is forever. During…Read More