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January 2019 Archives

What happens if you cannot pay child support?

If you have received a requirement from the state of California to pay child support payments to your ex, you are under legal obligation to be timely and consistent with following through. However, what happens if you reach a point where you are unable to continue making payments due to financial hardship or unexpected life events? Understanding how to go about disclosing your inability is imperative to avoid dangerous consequences. 

Will adultery affect divorce in California?

California is a no-fault divorce state, meaning the family court judge is not allowed to consider fault when making major determinations regarding property, custody and other divorce issues. However, just because California is not a fault divorce state does not mean that adultery will not affect your California divorce. A People's Choice outlines when adultery may or may not change the outcome of your separation.

Do teen parents have to pay child support?

Pregnancy can be scary at any age, but when you get pregnant and are still a teenager, it compounds the worries. One of the biggest challenges of having a baby in California is figuring out how you will support it. Babies cost a lot of money. From formula to diapers and in the years to come, you may struggle to afford the things your child needs. However, you should not be doing it alone. The baby's father, even if he is a teenager, must pay child support unless you are married.

What are some mistakes in divorce?

When you get a divorce in California, there are many missteps you may take that could make things more difficult for you. Most mistakes you can make in a divorce situation, according to CNBC, involve your assets. Here is a look at some things you want to avoid doing.

Is your spouse committing illegal acts concerning marital assets?

If you're one of many California residents who is preparing for divorce and is involved in a situation where there is a lot of contention between you and your spouse, you may have to fight for everything you're entitled to in a settlement. Such divorces are often highly emotionally charged and quite stressful. In addition to arguing a lot and perhaps not being able to agree on what your co-parenting plan will be, you might be having serious financial problems as well.

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