When a California couple divorces, physical custody could be assigned to one parent or shared between both parents. In the past, it was more common for mothers to be assigned physical custody, but this has changed quite a bit in more recent years. However, perspectives on child support have not necessarily progressed to the same extent that custody rights have. A recent article explored the issue, emphasizing the challenges of working mothers in terms of salaries and responsibilities.
California fans of Sherri Shepherd might find it interesting to learn that the actress and TV personality is appealing a decision by a Pennsylvania court that ordered her to pay child support for her son, who was born with the help of a surrogate mother. According to the ruling, she must pay $4,100 a month to support the 1-year-old and begin paying $4,600 a month after his 13th birthday.
When a couple gets divorced, their top priorities may be related to child custody and alimony. However, those who are going through a divorce should not forget about potential tax issues related to their split. In some cases, it may be necessary to determine who gets to claim a child on a tax return or how to account for property transfers.
Parents in California who go through a divorce must learn to work together in a new way. Divorced parents who do not cooperate with each other inevitably end up involved in disputes over scheduling, parenting and child support issues. When disputes cannot be resolved privately, divorced parents may end up back in court.