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Child support statistics highlight single parents' struggles

Child custody and support can be challenging issues for divorcing spouses in Alameda County to sort out as they move forward. There are a lot of popular misconceptions about the amount of child support that people receive and how much financial freedom that it provides, especially related to major media coverage of celebrity divorces. For most Americans, however, the picture is far different. U.S. Census Bureau statistics present a clearer picture of the child support situation for people across the country.

How does accommodation affect custody in California?

When you are going through a divorce or separation where children are involved, you will have to establish where the children will spend their time in the future. In most circumstances, spending a portion of time with each parent is in the best interests of the child. However, when it comes to deciding how much time should be spent with each parent or whether the child should stay overnight at one parent's house at all, the child custody court will take the appropriateness of accommodation into account.

Paying for college following a divorce

When a child is planning to go to college, California parents may become worried that their plans to get a divorce could have an impact on whether or not their child actually gets to go. However, careful planning, even if a divorce is just around the corner, can help keep a child's education on track.

The importance of protecting family wealth with a prenup

Many California couples who tie the knot expect that they will be married their spouse for the rest of their lives. However, there are many cases where the couple decides to get a divorce several years or even decades later. Although couples can protect their family assets with a prenuptial agreement, not everyone chooses to get one drawn up before getting married.

The purpose of child support: More than necessities

Child support is sometimes a point of contention in divorce, but it really shouldn't be. It's there to support the healthy growth of a child who now has to live in two separate homes with his or her parents. In most cases, the child has a primary caretaker, either his or her mother or father, and the other parent participates through visitation or custody in shorter spurts. For the parent who provides the larger amount of care, child support is a necessity.

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