Child Support System Needs an Overhaul

Published on 27 March 2019 by in blog

This opinion piece in The Los Angeles Times addresses the needs of families who are trapped in the child support system.

When one parent (usually the mother) signs up for welfare, Medi-Cal, or other public benefits the state comes after the father for repayment. Which seems fair assuming that the father has the means to be supporting his child but isn’t.

In those cases where the father is living at or just above the poverty level, ( which is where many of these fathers are – look at who they’re dating and fathering kids with!) it’s an injustice to give support to mom and the kids and not support the father. Instead he is tarred and feathered as a “deadbeat dad.” Meanwhile the mom who is just as economically depressed as he is, is put on a pedestal.

Seems like both reactions are out of proportion to the reality of the situation.

Read it here.

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Men need to have better control over their reproductive choices if they want to reduce their exposure to child support and parental responsibility. The “accidental” pregnancy that can happen with a partner who is “on the pill” and “accidentally” forgets to take it or when “it’s not 100%” will have lifetime implication for the man.

That’s why I advocate the vasectomy which is usually reversible these dYs bit also suggest a man should bank some sperm.

But if there was a better way I imagine it would be used more and ideas like an injectible, reversible gel seem like a great step forward.

Read more about it here.

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In this video family law lawyer David Pisarra explains what is an assault, in both criminal and family law cases. As a divorce lawyer he defends men in court when they are accused of assault, and also helps when they are victims of assault from their partners and spouses.

 

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In this episode David Pisarra tells the tale of a case of the Lyin’ Diva, and how he proved she was committing perjury which led to a termination of his client’s having to pay alimony to her.

He goes over the California Family Code Section 4320 factors that used by courts to determine what spousal support should be, for how long and how to end it.

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Autism is a difficult topic for people to understand. In the world of divorce, paternity and child custody cases it adds a huge amount of complexity to the fights over parenting plans, school choices and medical decision making known as Legal Custody.

I’ve found a FREE online course that is FOUR weeks and only 3 hours a week that explains what autism is as a spectrum disorder. I’ve taken classs from the Universoty of Kent myself and recommend the FutureLearn program.

You can learn more and sign up here

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/autism?utm_campaign=fl_march_2019&utm_source=newsletter_broadcast&utm_content=course06_cta&utm_medium=futurelearn_organic_email&utm_term=250319_NL_GENERAL

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Brad Pitt Is Cleared Of Child Abuse Claims – Can He See His Kids?

 

 

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Now that the Department of Child and Family Services has decided that Brad Pitt is not a danger to his children (Is anyone shocked?) the question is can he now see his kids without a supervisor – yes, except for that stipulation he signed with Angelina Jolie. If it says he has to keep having a monitor or supervisor or therapist, it could be a problem. I haven’t seen what they signed, it’s not public, yet!

I’m hoping that his lawyers covered him so that once he’s been cleared he can have contact again without the stress of a supervisor. They are very important in those cases where the parents are a danger, but in a case like, where the “danger” was suggested more for a strategy than for a real concern, I’d want them out of the picture ASAP.

Here’s what I told HollywoodLife.com about my take on the matter:

“Now that Brad Pitthas been cleared of child abuse, he legally should be able to see the kids without a monitor. However, if he signed a stipulation with Angelina that requires him to have supervised visits, then so long as that stipulation is in place he will have to have a monitor. I would think that his lawyers protected him, so that once the DCFS case is closed he doesn’t need a monitor,” Family lawyer David Pisarra tells HollywoodLife.com

You can read more here.

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This video covers the legal concept of what a Battery is and why it matters in a divorce, child custody or domestic violence restraining order case. Domestic Violence is a huge issue in family law cases like divorce or child custody. It can have a devastating effect on parenting rights, spousal support payments and even civil liability to your spouse.

 

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This is a 12 part movie series of short videos to walk a person through the preparing and filing of the forms for a California Divorce – if they don’t have children!

This is not legal advice. there is no attorney client relationship created by your reliance on the information in this course.

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Los Angeles Child Custody Expert David Pisarra explains the Three Ps of Child Custody for fathers. Proximity, Paperwork and Persistence are the keys for men who want protect their rights to being a father.

If you’re a man looking to secure, or increase your parenting time, you need to watch this video and learn the Three Ps of Child Custody.

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In this story of a California woman’s pursuit of child support, 50 (FIFTY) YEARS LATER, she reached a settlement for almost the entire amount due! it ended up costing the delinquent dad FIVE TIMES what it would have cost him originally.

MORAL OF THE STORY IS – Pay your child support, even with small payments.

PAY YOUR CHILD SUPPORT

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