Single parents in California may face difficult financial struggles, especially when the other parent isn't following through on child support obligations. However, parents who are owed outstanding support payments can take action to try to recover the debt. By going to family court or working with the California Department of Child Support Services, parents can seek enforcement of an existing child support order that is going unpaid.
When couples in California split property in a divorce, they should be careful to avoid some typical mistakes regarding their home. One of those mistakes may be keeping the home in the first place. A person who wants to do so should carefully review monthly costs to make sure it is affordable. One woman who fought for months to get the home said she later regretted the time she spent on it when she finally realized the better solution was to sell it and split the money.
Divorcing California parents who are going through child custody proceedings may wonder how to get a child support court order. The laws vary depending on region, but most jurisdictions have laws that state a custodial parent is entitled to regular child support payments from the parent who does not have custody. In the United States, a court makes a determination of child support when the parents of the child obtain a divorce or are legally separated. If the parents were never married, the court first needs to establish the child's paternity.
California couples who do not live together before marriage might be less likely to get a divorce if they make it through the first year of marriage. A study that appeared in the September 2018 edition of the "Journal of Marriage and Family" reported that cohabiting couples were actually at a higher risk for divorce in the long term.
Many California couples have a number of misconceptions about prenuptial agreements. In some cases, this lack of understanding leads soon-to-be spouses to avoid the topic. However, debunking misconceptions may eliminate some of the negative feelings about prenups.