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Maintaining california's child support system

When it comes to divorce, the end goal is usually one that establishes order and balance between spouses -- not a dispute over child support. Yet sometimes such disagreements occur, especially over the topic of child support payments. California has a set legal system that assists parents with the many steps of child support, and it is important to understand the details of divorce and child support laws in order to make the best possible arrangements for everyone involved.

Most spouses are unaware of the procedures involved in determining support payment plans. The California Courts website provides a list of steps one can take when making major plans about a child's future, including working with a family law facilitator. This type of facilitator works with parents to prepare forms, explain court procedures and other details and, if the parents provide financial information, the calculated amount of child support. California Courts adds that every county contains a local child support agency in which parents may access information on child support, as well as collect support payments, without charge.

Even with sufficient resources provided by the state, there are thousands of individuals who struggle to pay child support on time, if at all. The Ventura County Star recently reported a change within California's child support system that could potentially better the lives of the children affected by lack of support payments. Marcus R. Mitchell became Assistant Director of Child Support Services last week, and states that his main focus will be on the enforcement of child support payment. Mitchell notes that his major influence for enhancing child support was his own upbringing through support payments; in addition, his past experience as regional administrator at the California Department of Child Support Services reaffirms his dedication toward helping make the future for California children brighter.   


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