Child Support

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 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 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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