Child support is a legal commitment that many California parents must fulfill to take care of their offspring. When parents do not live together or have gone through divorce, non-custodial parents often find themselves with child support mandates to continue to provide for their kids. However, when parents cannot or do not pay their ordered obligations they can face serious legal penalties.
Almost two decades ago, then President Bill Clinton proclaimed that August would be nationally recognized as Child Support Awareness Month. Child Support Awareness Month serves two general purposes by both acknowledging the good work of supportive parents while highlighting the delinquencies some parents impose upon their kids. It is a time when communities all across the country, as well as right here in California, recognize the importance of giving children a chance to make it in the world.