Blended families are complex – emotionally, legally, and financially – and they require the right approach, knowledge, and preparation for success.
Parenting and Stepfamily Issues
Mike A. Wilkins answers:
The child support guidelines in each state serve a different purpose. But in both states judges are empowered to depart from the guideline to meet the needs of a child, whose needs will not be properly supported by a blind application of the product of the guideline. The courts will look at the lifestyle that […]
Both can be changed and they can be changed for a variety of reasons. The most common would be a change in the ability of the paying parent to pay the amount previously ordered. Or quite possibly an increased need in the parent who’s receiving the support, and of course a change in the needs […]
Child support typically ends when a child reaches age 18. If the child is still enrolled in high school as a fulltime student and living at home with a parent when they celebrate their 18th birthday, in both California and Nevada, support will extend. In California the support will extend until high school graduation. So, […]
California and Nevada have very different child support guidelines. While both states may be standardized, they weren’t required to adopt the same standard.
No. The rights of the children to be supported is different from the right of a parent to have access to a child. So, one cannot be bartered for or withheld for the other. A parent may have the opportunity to go to court and seek some orders regarding their support obligations if there is […]
You ask a question that is really hitting the bull’s eye of what has been one of the most hotly contested areas of family law over maybe the last two decades of my practice, and that’s the concept of moving children away from an existing geographic area where likely both parents are located. There has […]
Many fathers believe there’s a gender bias when it comes to child custody. If it’s true, how can fathers protect their bond with their kids after divorce?
Learn what your rights are when the nother parent has moved their children out of state. Chances are, you might be able to take legal action.