California non-custodial parents who owe back child support must pay their arrearages even if their children have reached the age of 18. This debt does not go away, and there are steps that custodial parents can take to collect past-due amounts even after their children have become emancipated.
In most cases, the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act will determine how an interstate custody case will be handled. For instance, if a child lives in California, the courts in that state generally have jurisdiction because it is the child's home state. The home state is where a child has lived with a parent for at least six months before legal action takes place.
When California parents go through a divorce, their children often suffer. How quickly children are able to adapt to a divorce often depends on the actions of parents. Parents do not always act in the best interests of their kids as a result of negative feelings about their ex. However, they should strive to put their own issues to the side for the best results for both them and their children.
California residents who are fans of rapper T.I. may be aware that he is going through a divorce from his wife of six years, Tameka 'Tiny" Harris. Tiny filed the divorce paperwork, noting that her marriage to husband Clifford Harris, known as T.I., was irretrievably beyond repair. Some sources have reported that Tiny may also be seeking an annulment.