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Child custody mediation during divorce proceedings

While some parents are able to communicate and negotiate the matter of child custody during a divorce, others need help. Before California parents throw in the towel and let the court decide everything for them, they could use mediation to work out their differences. However, they should never go into mediation without being prepared.

Collecting back child support in California

Custodial parents who are owed child support may be able to get a portion of the noncustodial parent's Social Security benefits. Federal law says that up to 65 percent of each check may be garnished to pay for current support obligations or back support. However, it is possible that less than that will be garnished depending on the parent's financial situation.

Are California moms more likely to miss support payments?

Statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau and correlated by an independent data journalist indicate that noncustodial mothers from California to New York are less likely to pay any of the child support they owe than noncustodial fathers. According to the analysis, while households with custodial mothers outnumbered those of custodial fathers by a ratio of 9 to 1, 75 percent of noncustodial fathers paid all their child support versus 67.9 percent of noncustodial mothers.

Rapper awarded primary physical custody of daughter

California fans of the rapper Ludacris may have heard about the custody battle the entertainer has been involved in with the mother of his daughter. In a reversal of what often occurs in high-profile celebrity child custody cases in which the celebrity has to pay a significant sum for support, the mother has been ordered by a judge to pay Ludacris $2,000 a month. Reports say that the two were never married to one another.

California high-net worth divorce representation

If you and your estranged spouse have accumulated significant assets during your marriage, the complexities involved in your divorce's property division may necessitate the involvement of a team of experts. This is applicable whether you are the spouse with the higher net worth or the lower one, and it will be important that you assemble a team that is best equipped to protect your interests and rights.

Mediation and its benefits

When California couples decide to begin the divorce process, determining who gets what can be complicated and costly. However, if an ex-couple believes that they can work together to come to a decision, they may decide to attend mediation to assist with the negotiations.

Saving time and money with a collaborative divorce

Contested divorces that go into the litigation stage in California can be emotionally and financially damaging for both spouses and their children. According to one divorce lawyer, litigated divorces can easily cost $100,000 and take two years to reach a verdict. At the end of this long and stressful process, ex-spouses may have become enemies and their financial accounts may have been drained to cover the cost of their divorce.

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