Thursday, December 17, 2009

Department of Child Support Services

Department of child support services - Repairing The Child  Support System in America
Executive summary about department of child support services by Stanley Roberts
There are mothers who also abandon their children and a father has the same problems a mother would. The only exception would be the child support system. A father has a harder time receiving benefits to help his children than a mother would.
san diego child support
Back to point though is the fairness of the child support system to the parents. If a man and woman divorce with a child, the court takes a percentage of the fathers income. Now I am not arguing the point that a father should not support his child. Now, if the state seems to think it takes nearly 25% of the fathers income to support a child how come they pay so little?
Furthermore the father has to provide health insurance for his children. Sure it is , the state gives the mother medicaid and the father gets to reimburse the state for the costs of any services rendered.
That is unless the mother needs a break or the child is trouble for the mother. At which point she does not relinquish custody but lets the child stay with the father daily.
The best way to curb abuse of the child support system is quite simple really. I do not care if the father has to work two jobs or more and I do not care if the mother has no social life and has to work for minimum wage. Not the parents.

Child Support in Los Angeles
Executive summary about department of child support services by Warren R. Shiell
Statistics show that payment of child support reduces poverty and corresponds to greater involvement by the non-custodial parent in the children's lives.
Do I have to pay child support?
Child Support must be paid by a non-custodial parent until the child marries, dies, is emancipated, turns 18 and is not a full time high school student, or turns 19 if they are a full time high school student, whichever occurs first.
How much child support should I pay or receive?
In California, the courts use a complex mathematical formula to calculate child support that is based on a number of factors such as the gross income of each parent, the percentage of time each parent spends with each child, available tax deductions, child care costs, tax status of each parent and so on. Any child support order must specify the amount of child support and when it is to be paid.
Do the courts ever deviate from the standard formula for child support?
For example, the parent ordered to pay child support may have extraordinary high income and the guideline amount would exceed the needs of the children.
Can I get my spouse to pay extra for child care and training expenses?
Mandatory add-ons that the Court is required to order include child care costs related to a parent's employment or training or education for employment and the reasonable uninsured health care costs for the children. Generally, the Court will allocate add-ons equally between the parties.
Who pays for health insurance for the kids?
Family Code section 3751 requires the Court, when making a child support order, to order either or both parents to maintain health insurance for the minor children if it is available at no cost or at a reasonable cost.
How do I get child support order?
Once a petition in a dissolution (divorce) has been filed a parent may request that the Court order temporary child support for children born during the marriage. Since January 1, 1995, all hospitals have been required to provide unmarried parents with the opportunity to voluntarily acknowledge paternity by signing a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity.
Once I've gotten a child support order how do I enforce it?
The wage assignment can be stayed by written agreement of the parties.
Can I get help from the County to collect child support?
Parents can retain a private attorney to establish and collect support or employ the services of the Department of Child Support Services (DCSS).
What other action can I take to collect child support?
If you are owed child support arrears you may request that Court hold the payor parent in contempt.
Can I modify a child support order if circumstances change?
Family Code section 4600 also allows the Court to order the payor parent to deposit up to one year's child support payments in an interest bearing account as security.
If you already have a judgment in your case you can find out if the payor's income has changed by having them served with a Request for Production of an Income and Expense Declaration After Judgment (form FL-396) on the other parent, along with an Income and Expense Declaration (form FL-150) which are available from http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/forms/
What are the tax consequences of paying or receiving child support?
Child support is not taxable income to the parent who receives it and it cannot be deducted by the parent who pays it.
Check out my other article on free divorce forms.


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