I’m a little late on this, but August is Child Support Awareness Month. This program is now celebrated across the nation including California. The slogan this year is “Your Support Shapes Their Future” – a reminder of the crucial role support plays in the development of our precious children. There’s a long list of related events, but most of them are in Southern California. These include information fairs, workshops, license release programs and more.
I always encourage my clients to seek child support if they are entitled to it. Children are expensive and I am a strong believer that both parents should contribute toward their living expenses. Don’t be embarrassed or shy to ask for it. And don’t let the other parent stop you by using threats either (it’s more common than you think).
We can often combine an initial request (or modification) for child support with a custody and visitation motion to save attorney’s fees and minimize court hassle. If you are unsure whether or not you would eligible, have questions about the process or curious how much you are likely to receive, we can talk about it and run the numbers easily at a consultation. You might be surprised how much it can be!