The obligation to provide child support exists in Newport Beach and represents a claim of children against their parents. The right to child support exists for minors, but also for unmarried children of full age under certain conditions. In the case of minor children, it is usually asserted against one parent after the separation of the parents or in the case of adult children in education against both parents as a claim in cash (so-called cash maintenance). Unmarried minor children are privileged with regard to maintenance requirements, i.e. their maintenance claim must be satisfied up to the limit of the deductible before the claim of all other breadwinners. Child support is not tied to living together in the same household, nor to whether the children are legitimate or illegitimate. As long as a child lives with his or her parents or one of them, he or she provides these so-called in kind. As a rule, when a child comes of age, the distinction between maintenance in kind and cash maintenance does not apply; both parents become dependent on cash maintenance in proportion to their respective income, provided that the child no longer lives at home and is in education. Please contact Law Office of Landon C. Villavaso for child support attorney in Newport Beach.