Child support is often ordered in California divorce cases. It is intended to ensure that children subject to parental divorces have what they need in order to live as normal of lives as possible. Maintaining a normal life can include staying in a chosen school, engaging in extracurricular activities and having the same experiences as were had before the divorce.
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.