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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 - Castro Law Offices in Novato CA

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 - Castro Law Offices in Novato CA

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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When Does Child Support End in California

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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What Are the Rights of Unmarried Fathers in California - Castro Law Offices in Novato CA

What Are the Rights of Unmarried Fathers in California?

Most unmarried fathers often feel oppressed by the state’s legal system. Unless they establish legal paternity, they don’t have legal or physical custody of their child.  Most of the time, the child custody amount the father has to pay is calculated using the gross income of both parents and the percentage of time they spend …

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How Can a Parent Lose Custody of a Child

Does Child Support Include Daycare Costs in California?

When two parents begin divorce proceedings, they need to agree on sharing parental responsibilities. But, unfortunately, some divorcing parents can’t agree on custody and child support. When that happens, it may be necessary to take the matter to court. The judge will consider the child’s best interest in court and divide up custody accordingly. In …

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When Does Child Support Start in California

When Does Child Support Start in California?

When Does Child Support Start in California? If you are considering filing for divorce, or are in the midst of divorce proceedings, an important question often asked by one or both spouses is, “When does child support start in California?” Here is the answer – pursuant to California law, child support begins when a parent …

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