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How to Get Child Support Reduced in California

  If you have children and get divorced in California, the issue of child support will need to be addressed. Once a divorce is finalized, the parent ordered to pay child support will likely encounter a substantial long-term expense. Though formulaic and fixed, a court-ordered support payment can carry significant economic ramifications and needs to …

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Where Should You File a Request for Child Support in California - Castro Law Offices in CA

Where Should You File a Request for Child Support in California?

If you’re the custodial parent and unable to cover the costs involved in your child’s upbringing, you can file a request for child support. After the court grants your request, you’ll receive monthly payments from your co-parent (the non-custodial parent) to cover your child’s needs.  Even if you’re the non-custodial parent or the child’s legal …

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What Is Child Custody: The Types of Child Custody in California

The divorce process can be stressful, especially if children are involved. Most divorce cases involving children are characterized by stress, anger, and guilt. Even an agreeable divorce can quickly turn nasty if the parents lack a unified approach to sharing parental responsibilities.  Sadly, some parents resort to using their custody rights to punish their ex-spouse …

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What Are the Reasons to Have Child Support Reduced or Modified in California?

Any parent who is a party to a child support order can request to have the order modified if they experience a significant change in their life. These new circumstances may be affecting their income and their ability to pay for child support.  However, courts in California only approve a child support modification request under …

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Does Child Support Affect Your Credit?

Child support payments only affect your credit when you do not make them. Child support payments don’t build your credit score because you’re typically not repaying any borrowed money. However, an unpaid child support account can appear on your credit report and may negatively affect your credit score if left unpaid for a long time. …

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How Long Do Child Custody Cases Take - Castro Law Offices in Novato CA

How Long Do Child Custody Cases Take?

If you’ve just initiated your child custody case, you might be wondering how long the custody battle will last. There’s no straightforward answer to this question because each child custody case is different, and there are several factors to consider before the case is resolved.  Factors Affecting the Length of a Child Custody Case The …

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