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The Concept Of ‘Jackson Credit’ For Child Support In California

There have been instances in California divorces where one parent has ended up giving 100% of his/her time for child support despite having child custody. Usually, the parent who takes care of the child for the majority of time should pay less but in some cases the reverse took place. The ‘Jackson Credit’ became applicable after the famous Jackson v. Jackson case. The Jackson v. Jackson case In the Jackson v. Jackson case, the mother charged the father with child support defaults when the child had been living with the father for 100% of the time.  Initially, the trial court…

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What To Know About Child Support While Divorcing Your Spouse

Irrespective of whether the parents were legally married or not, they have a responsibility to support and look after their kids. If a marriage or a marriage-like arrangement has come to an end, the custodial parent is supposed to get paid by the non-custodial parent by the order of the court.  Both parents have the obligation to support their children. Custodial and noncustodial parents A custodial parent refers to that parent with whom the kids live for all the times or for a majority of the times post the divorce. On the other hand, a non-custodial parent is awarded access…

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Calculating Child Support And Alimony In A Divorce

Managing finances during divorce is a skill every individual who is heading for a divorce needs. It’s better to be mentally prepared for a financial loss than be unprepared at all. First there is the question of property. If you’re someone who has accumulated a lot of wealth during your marriage, then brace yourself for some financial damage unless you claim most of them to be a separate property. Next, if you and your spouse have considerable difference in terms of earnings, you might end up paying a certain amount as alimony. And lastly, if you have children and you…

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Child Support Payments After Loss Of Employment

A divorce is in itself a complicated process and becomes more complicated when children get involved. The first issue that arises is child custody. Since, only one of the two parents can become the primary caretaker of the children, it becomes a dilemma. The next issue that arises after the custody of children has been established is that of child support. Usually, the other parent pays more for child support than the one who is taking care of the children. In maximum cases, the two parents consult a lawyer and establish a parenting plan that also includes the amount of…

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The Concept of 'Jackson Credit' for Child Support in California

There have been instances in California divorces where one parent has ended up giving 100% of his/her time for child support despite being granted equal child support in the court. Usually, the parent who takes care of the child for the majority of time should pay less but in some cases, the reverse has taken place.  The ‘Jackson credit’ became applicable after the famous Jackson vs. Jackson case. The Jackson vs. Jackson case In the Jackson vs. Jackson case, the mother charged the father with child support defaults while the child has been living with the father for 100% of…

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What Role Does Parent's Income Play In Child Support?

During a divorce that involves children, one of the parent ends up having custody over the children while the other parent pays a certain amount as child support.  It is very important that parents calculate the amount of child support they need to pay. Parents should first work out where and with whom the children will live. Once that is sorted out, both parents should decide on a certain amount that must be paid for child support. The parent who loses custody battle usually become the primary child support payer. It is usually the parent with the higher income. To…

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What's The Process for Filing For Child Support In California?

The process of seeking child support in California has different stages to it. It is advisable to enlist the help of experienced lawyers who practice child support laws in California. The process will require you to fill out a number of detailed information. It is best your lawyer helps you do this. Child support cases can become quite complex. Self representation should not be considered. You may be a parent seeking or disputing child support, but these are the different stages in the child support process that you need to be aware of. Filing a request for child support The…

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Calculating Child Support in California

The calculation of the amount of child support in California is determined by a number of factors. Any child support payment includes the basic child support and health insurance coverage. There are other extra mandatory child support payments as well. Factors influencing support calculations There are mainly 4 factors that influence calculating the amount that is to be paid as support. The number of children who are permitted to receive child support. The parenting time or visitation right or custodial rights of each parent with the child. The net disposable income of each parent. But computer software programs such as…

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Changing A Child Support Order

Many people nowadays have trouble meeting child support payment requirements due to change in their living or professional circumstances. If you receive or pay child support, they could be a time when you feel that the support order must be changed. You can make this happen. Parents and the modification of support The first step you must make is to see whether you and your spouse can reach an agreement to modify relevant child support terms. If this is possible, you can simply request a judge to approve such a change. This will be done without any hassle. There will…

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What To Know About Retroactive Child Support

The meaning of retroactive child support is that the concerned child support order is not simply a prospective one but is a retroactive one. In other words, the retroactive child support is a kind of child support which begins on a past date. Rules and petition Retroactive child support carries with it a number of rules. The first or initial child support order can be or not a temporary one. This is order prior to a judgment. This temporary order could be made retroactive to that particular date the petition or any other document which is filed at first. There…

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