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Court rules Jesse Williams must pay more child support

California court documents have revealed that Jesse Williams, one of the stars of the popular television drama "Grey's Anatomy", must increase his child support payments to $50,629 every month. He has two young children, ages 2 and 4, and had been sending his ex-wife $33,242 a month until she petitioned a court for a higher sum.

Divorce and retirement

California residents who get a divorce should be prepared for the impact that the process can have on their finances, particularly those earmarked for their retirement years. According to the results of a study conducted by the Center for Retirement Research, households that have not experienced a divorce have a net financial wealth that is almost 30 percent more than that of similar households in which a divorce has occurred.

When child support payer faces disability

Most California parents who are ordered to pay child support do what they can to make those payments on time for the sake of their children. However, there are instances when a parent may suddenly become disabled, preventing him or her from working and earning a regular income. While the noncustodial parent's obligation for providing child support will not suddenly cease, he or she may not be able to provide reliable child support.

Modifying a child support order may make it affordable

A parent who lives separately from his or her children may be ordered to pay child support. The money they pay could be used to cover their children's basic needs, extracurricular activities or anything else. Because this monthly payment is court-ordered, noncustodial parents are required to pay the full amount whether they can afford it or not. There is something California parents can do if they don't have enough money to pay child support.

How to act during a child support hearing

If parents in California or any other state get a divorce, it may result in one person paying child support to his or her ex. The amount of a given payment is determined by a variety of factors based on information supplied by the parents. It is never a good idea to be less than honest when providing this information. Typically, the judge in a case will know if an individual is trying to game the system.

Women paying their share of support

Historically, ongoing financial support after a divorce has been the responsibility of the husband. In recent years, however, gains made by women in the workplace, as well as changes in child custody arrangements, have transformed post-divorce financial settlements. As a result, many women in California now pay their ex-husbands alimony or child support.

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