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Who pays for extraordinary medical expenses?

Some California custodial who receive child support may also have medical expenses for their children that are not covered by their insurance. These uninsured medical expenses are the responsibility of both parents, including the ones who are ordered to pay child support.

Child support a common cause of wage garnishments

California parents who have fallen behind on child support face the possibility of having their wages garnished. According to a study released by ADP Research Institute, one out of every 14 workers is currently having their wages garnished for various reasons, child support among them. This may cause stress for employees as well as cause compliance issues for employers. The study looked at 2016 payroll information for 12 million American workers.

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna reach custody agreement

Ohio parents going through a child custody or child support dispute may be interested to learn that Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna came to an agreement regarding the custody of their 1-year-old daughter. Although the two will share custody of their child, it was reported that Kardashian will be paying $240,000 every year in child support.

Celebrity breakups illustrate child support battles

Most breakups of California couples will not produce headlines about lavish lifestyles and child support payments reaching into the five figures. The demands of celebrity parents, their divorce settlements and court rulings, however, reveal the role that income plays in the determination of child support payments.

DNA tests and child support

A DNA test can determine to within 99.99999 percent accuracy whether or not a man is the father of a child. To a California resident, the result of such a test could be the difference between paying child support and owing nothing. If a child is born to parents who are not married, the mother's partner is not automatically labeled as the father. Therefore, he is not automatically required to pay child support.

Blac Chyna paying child support a possibility

California is home to many celebrities, and their relationships and breakups bring real-world matters of child custody and child support into the headlines. Reports indicate that Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna could be on the verge of reaching a custody agreement for their 9-month-old daughter. As for child support, the incomes of the former romantic partners support the speculation that Chyna might need to pay child support to Kardashian.

When a custodial parent can seek back child support

When California custodial parents are seeking child support, they may have the grounds to seek back child support for the past cost of the child's care. However, it should be noted that the custodial parent will have to provide evidence that demonstrates that the noncustodial parent has not assisted with the past care of the child.

Using online calculators to estimate child support

When California parents of minor children end their marriage, it is likely that the non-custodial parent will pay child support to help the primary caregiver with the costs of child-rearing. To get an idea of how much in child support they may be responsible for paying each month, some turn to online child support calculators. However, it is important to note that these calculators may not be entirely accurate due to a variety of factors.

Seeking a child support modification from the court

When California parents of minor children get divorced, it is likely that one of them will be responsible for paying child support. The child support order is calculated based on a variety of factors, including the parents' income and the child's unique needs. However, life events can cause a parent's ability to pay the ordered amount of child support to change.

Making a child support agreement

When California parents of young children get a divorce, one will in most cases be required to pay child support to the other. There are a few ways in which child support may be decided. The parents might negotiate with one another, often with the help of their respective attorneys, and reach an agreement. There may be a more formal process of alternative dispute resolution that still takes place outside of court. In cases where the divorce is contested, the judge presiding over the trial will make the determination.