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Using child support to pay for a kid's extracurricular activities

A lot of California kids carry with them many commitments. They play sports, take classes in the arts, perform in musical groups, and participate in many other activities that hold their interests. While some of those extracurricular activities are free, others require students and their families to pay for services.

Can I stop paying child support if I have custody of my kid?

When California parents decide to divorce, one person is often given primary custody of any children the couple had during its relationship. Having primary custody status means that those children spend the majority of the time living with that parent and may visit or have scheduled time to live with the other parent. The parent who does not have primary custody often is required to pay child support for the children and that money is used by the primary custodian to provide for the kids.

Facebook updates catch parents avoiding child support payments

Many California parents use social media tools like Facebook and Twitter. Some do so to keep up with their technologically-savvy kids, while others use it to keep in touch with their own family and social contacts. Different parents have different levels of comfort about what they share, ranging from personal family photos to infrequent and non-existent status update posts.

Man sentenced to prison for scheme to avoid child support

Following a divorce, California family law courts want to ensure that children receive financial support from both of their parents, even if they don't live with both of their parents 100 percent of the time. Raising a child is expensive, and child support helps to make sure that children are properly taken care of even if their parents aren't married.

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