Perils of Paternity: What Are My Options After Finding Out I’m Not the Father of My 4-Year-Old Child?

Perils of Paternity: What Are My Options After Finding Out I’m Not the Father of My 4-Year-Old Child?

Finding out you’re not the biological father of a child that you’ve helped raise or support can be difficult to come to terms with. It can also be difficult to arrange new terms if you haven’t been in the child’s life but have been paying child support since his or...
Perils of Paternity: Finding Out You’re the Father of a Young Child

Perils of Paternity: Finding Out You’re the Father of a Young Child

Finding out you have a young child can be a shocking and life-changing experience. Your priorities and outlook on life can immediately change. You want to be more involved in your child’s life, but you may not know how to go about it or whether you’re even allowed to...
How does remarriage affect child support payments?

How does remarriage affect child support payments?

As California divorce lawyers, we’re often asked about how remarriage will affect child support and spousal support. In most cases, remarriage will not impact child support payments. That’s because new spouses are not legally responsible for stepchildren—who are the...
How does remarriage affect child support payments?

What’s My Child Support Payment Used For?

If you’re a single dad who is paying court-mandated child support, it’s important to understand where and how those funds are supposed to be used. As a reminder, several factors are considered when determining child support—which include parents’ incomes, number of...
Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

The holidays usually mean festive gatherings and time with friends and family. And when you’re a single father, they also probably mean your kids are out of school for a few weeks. That’s why we’re sharing a few ideas to help keep your kids entertained and your sanity...
California DCSS Disbursement: The Importance Of Making Child Support Payments Through The Department of Child Support Services

California DCSS Disbursement: The Importance Of Making Child Support Payments Through The Department of Child Support Services

The Department of Child Support Services collects and disburses money from a non-custodial parent for the care and support of a minor child. While many people believe that the agency is a last resort for collecting payment from dead beat parents, both parents can...