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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When Does Child Support End in California

When Does Child Support End in California?

When Does Child Support End in California? If you are currently paying child support, you have probably wondered, “When will this financial obligation end?” Well, according to California law, child support typically ends when a child turns 18 years of age, which is considered the “age of majority.” At that point, you generally would not …

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Understanding the Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce in California

Understanding the Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce in California

Understanding the Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce in California If you and your spouse are constantly arguing with each other, resentful and ultimately unhappy as a married couple, then it may be time to consider ending the marriage. If you are in this situation, the options available include a legal separation or filing for …

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How Does Child Support Work in California

How Does Child Support Work in California?

How Does Child Support Work in California? When someone asks, “How does child support work in California?” the answer is not straightforward. Despite the relative simplicity of the question, it actually requires a fairly detailed and comprehensive response.   Goal of California Child Support Laws California Family Code 4053 sets forth the goal and objective …

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Can Child Support Be Taken from Disability

Can Child Support Be Taken from Disability?

Can Child Support Be Taken from Disability? When someone is obligated to pay child support, an issue that often arises is whether certain disability benefits are impacted by the child support order. This typically occurs when the individual ordered to pay child support is receiving Social Security Disability payments, VA benefits, or other disability insurance …

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