The law considers the financial needs of a child to be greatly significant. This is why even if the parents of the child are no longer together, the law requires them to provide child support for their child. Once someone has been identified as the mother or father of a child, the law requires that person to put up a specified amount of money on a regular basis in order to take care of the medical needs and everyday expenses of that child.
There can be serious repercussions for California parents who fall behind on child support payments. However, under special circumstances, such as a change in a parent's income or a change in a child's financial needs, child support modifications may be made. Until the modification is made, though, payments must resume as agreed upon.