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Why is Rancho Cucamonga child support lawyer important?

Posted in Child Support on 18th July 2011

Why is Rancho Cucamonga child support lawyer important?

Rancho Cucamonga child support lawyer is very important if you want to get custody of your child during a divorce case. Child support lawyer is mainly the lawyer who deals in cases which are related to custody of small children. When someone gets divorced, the biggest issue between them is mostly for the custody of their child. During such situations, both the parents get selfish and they fight for the custody of child. At that time, child support lawyer plays a very important role. Rancho Cucamonga child support lawyer is a lawyer who fights the case for them and determines that which parent can take care of the child in a best possible manner. As a result, this lawyer is very important.

Getting custody of the child is most vital thing which is required by any parent. Hence, they use various means to get their child. Hence, if you are also unfortunately a part of any such bad instance; you should also hire a child support lawyer. This will help you in getting decision in your favor and you can keep your child with yourself. But for this it is important that you hire a god lawyer. For this you will require to pay few dollars extra but this is worth as you are getting your child against that amount. In order to search for the best child support lawyer, you should search online and you will get many options for this. There will be many options available with out of which you can select any one which suits you.

Hence, with the selection of god Rancho Cucamonga child support lawyer, you will be able to get the custody of your child and the case will be completely in your favor. What else do you want except it? Just hire a good lawyer today itself and win the case in your favor.

THE UNITED STATES OF CHILD SUPPORT

Posted in Child Support on 15th July 2011

THE UNITED STATES OF CHILD SUPPORT

A BRIEF LOOK AT WHAT THE U.S. CENSUS SAYS ABOUT CO-PARENTING & CHILD SUPPORT

Introduction

The U.S. Census released Custodial Mothers & Fathers & Their Child Support:  2007 (Grail, 2009)[1]on November 5, 2009.  Using 2008 data, the report examines what child support income custodial parents receive from noncustodial parents.   This is a summary of the report’s findings on parents and their child support agreements.

The Universe

The report defines “Custodial parent” as a parent who raised their biological child in their home but the other biological parent lived elsewhere.  So the number included those who lived alone, were remarried, or co-habituating with an adult other than the biological parent.

Minor children are defined as children under that age of 21 who live with at least one biological parent.  So children in foster care or being raised by other relatives were not included.

The Numbers

Here are some numbers to remember. In 2007, there were:

81.6M children in the U.S. under the age of 21. 21.8M, or 26%, of these children were raised in a home with only one biological parent. 13.7M  parents raised these 21.8M children. 83% of these parents were mothers. 39% were mothers over 40, 35% in their 30’s and 26% were in their 20’s. 17% of these parents where fathers but the report gave no age data.

The Agreements

Out of the 13.7M parents only 7.4M, 54%, of them had a formal, legally enforceable agreement or court award for financial support from the other parent, i.e. child support order.   Less than .5% had informal agreements.  The remainder, about 45%, had no agreement at all.  Asked why, these custodial parents stated they didn’t have a formal agreement because they (parents could give more than one answer):

35% felt no need to go to court to make it legal 35% thought the other parent was already giving all they could 32% felt the other parent couldn’t pay anything even if they did get a court order 28% Could not find the parent or had not legally establish paternity 26% didn’t want the other parent to pay 19% did not want contact with the other parent 18% stated the child stayed with the other parent part of the time

It is highly probable that this 45% who don’t have a child support agreement were also never married and lived above the poverty line.  Divorced parents would have been required by the court to establish formal child support at the time of the divorce.  Likewise, a custodial parent who received government assistance (Medicaid, TANF, food stamps) to offset child expenses would have been required by that agency to seek a formal child support award through the courts.

The Money

Of the 7.8M parents that had pursued legally enforceable child support awards, the research looked at the 6.4M, 86%, which were

Child Custody and Child Support

Posted in Child Support on 15th July 2011

Child Custody and Child Support

Article by Patricia Woloch

With over 50% of families torn apart by divorce, the question of child support and child custody is major issues in many families. In most cases, one parent retains custody of one or more of the children, while the other assists with costs of rearing the children by paying child support costs.

Each state determines their own criteria for deciding support amounts. The specific needs of the family and the children involved are usually take into consideration. Some of the expenses that are considered are:

* Childcare expenses* Heathcare expenses* Special needs

If you are working and need to pay for daycare, those expenses are usually figured into the support amount. One parent is usually responsible for the healthcare coverage including some for out of pocket medical expenses.

The average child support that is due is around ,500 per year with the actual paid amount hovering around ,600 per year. Custodial mothers usually do slightly better with actually collecting on the child support payments than do custodial fathers, getting 47.3% of the amount due. Custodial fathers only receive about 46.2% that is due.

If at all possible, you should work out the custody and child support with your soon to be ex-spouse. If you are simply unable to work together, consult with an experienced divorce attorney to mediate an agreement. You are more prepared to assess the needs of your children and know what you can expect from each other. If the courts decide custody and child support it just prolongs the proceedings and makes matters worse for the children. It is important to establish a set pattern for your new life as quickly as possible.

There are different kinds of custody defined in most states.

* Physical custody* Legal custody* Joint custody* Split custody

Mothers are most often awarded physical custody of the children, unless the father can prove that the mother is unfit. You and your ex-spouse are usually both awarded legal custody, which means that you can make decisions regarding legal matters for your children. Many courts do not like to award joint custody, where children are physically present with each of you in approximately equal parts.

The goal of most courts is to attempt to provide some sort of stability for the children rather than have them shuffled back and forth. Split custody is least desirable as it splits up siblings whom the court feels should be kept together.

Both parents are important in the make up of the family, but the father is often forgotten or nudged aside. A full 37% of fathers have no visitation rights. The father is a very important part in a child’s development. While you hear a lot about deadbeat dads, the fact is, most divorced fathers are good about paying child support and spending time. About 79% of fathers feel that they don’t have enough time with their children.

Children

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