Families in California these days come in all shapes and sizes. This is especially true if a child is born via surrogacy or sperm donation. This can lead to what is known as "tri-parenting" - situations in which a child will be deemed to legally have three parents, rather than two. In 2013, California passed legislation making it possible for a child to have three parents.
Paying child support is an important responsibility that parents all across California must take seriously. While many parents feel bitter or angry over having to pay child support, the fact is child support ensures that both parents contribute to the well-being of a child, even if that support is solely financial.