Should You Pursue Child Support in Sacramento?

by | Sep 20, 2013 | Firm News |

Some parents are concerned about rocking the boat in their divorce or custody case and do not file for Sacramento child support. It is important for these parents to consider the financial impact of requesting Sacramento child support.  These orders ensure that the children financial day-to-day needs.  It also helps ensure that both parents are contributing to their children care and that one parent is not unfairly shouldering the responsibility without receiving appropriate financial help from the non-custodial parent. The state has a vested interest in ensuring that proper child support is paid so that the children do not end up costing money through the California public assistance programs. Thus you can be sure that the Sacramento courts and other law enforcement agencies vigorously seek the collection of child support.

As many parents know, raising a child is expensive ” whether in Sacramento or elsewhere in the United States. Thus, it is often necessary for a parent to request the Sacramento family court order child support. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it costs approximately $234,000 total to raise a child from birth until age 18.  This average figure can increase in areas of the country that have a higher cost of living.  This cost figure includes things such as housing, clothing, education, healthcare, food, and transportation costs.  Considering these costs, many single parents find it impossible to make ends meet without child support.

If you are a parent and your ex-spouse or ex-partner is not paying child support, please give our firm a call. We can help you determine what the Sacramento child support court would order in child support if you were to request it.  Please call today for your free half hour consultation.

For more information, see:  “Child-Support: Paying Your Fair-Share?