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Fathers are much more than a child support check

Historically, when a two-parent family became a one-parent household, the courts often had a set approach when determining the roles of the parents. Traditionally, custody was awarded to the mother, though that's not necessarily the case any longer. Courts in California and elsewhere now recognize that a father's role is much more than providing a child support

According to court, child support is not only test of parenthood

A recent case came before a court that was seen as a test of what makes one a parent. Regardless of whether one is under orders to pay child support, the changes in the definition of family over the past decade has lead to some confusion over the roles of individuals in the lives of children. Since the United States Supreme Court has affirmed the rights of same-sex couples to marry, there may be families here in California who also have questions concerning the definition of parenthood.

New approach to collecting child support being tested

For those who have the means, paying court-ordered support is usually not a problem. However, for those parents who are struggling to make their child support payments, the heavy-handed approach often is not the most effective. California parents can seek assistance whenever there is a problem, ensuring that custodial parents are able to meet the needs of their children.

Employer faces court for allegedly not submitting child support

There may be many parents in California who trust that their employers are regularly submitting paycheck withholdings to the the proper agencies. For parents who have child support taken directly from their pay, they may not ever question whether these important payments are going to their children. However, as one recent case demonstrates -- though rare -- not every employer follows through on these orders.

One state seeks to change how child support is ordered

Being a parent means taking on the responsibility for another person at least until that child reaches the age of majority. While the job of being a parent is never really over, child support does not last forever, though it may seem that way at times. As families in California know, it is not always easy to stay current on support payments.

Fathers upset over child support orders for children not theirs

For the most part, when a man becomes a father, it is through biological means or legal adoption. In these cases, when a divorce or other relationship breakdown occurs, the non-custodial parent is ordered by the family courts to pay child support. In California, it is rare that there is a mistake in these orders, however, there are situations where the courts issue these orders without proof that a man who is ordered to pay these monies is the legal father.

3 things mothers need to know about child custody and support

Child custody cases are often contentious. In some cases, you might discover that you must fight for your rights in child custody and support matters until your child turns 18. As taxing as this might be, it is better for you to go into the situation prepared for what to expect than it is to go in without any information. Consider these three things about modifications if the issue comes up in your case.

I abandoned my marriage, not my children

When a relationship goes wrong, boundaries have been crossed, trust is broken and without any hope of repair, you may feel that you can no longer reside in the house you share with your spouse. You file for divorce, but because you love your children and do not want to begin an epic battle outside of court, you don't ask that your spouse leave the home, even if he or she is guilty of some action big enough to take down what was once a solid marriage.

Benefits of mediation in your child custody dispute

Resolution to some family law matters might be easier if you can avoid taking an adversarial stance. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't stand up for yourself, or that you shouldn't protect your legal rights and advocate for the best interests of your children.

The right representation to entrust your children with

Nothing is more important than your children. And when you are facing divorce and the termination of a relationship you once put in front of everything else, when you leave the team you have become so used to playing on, when you decide it is better to part with the person you used to rely upon, rather than stay and be unhappy, preserving that bond with your children means more than it ever did before.

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