Women who become unexpectedly pregnant often find themselves stymied by the soon-to-be father's reaction. Sometimes the father doesn't want to be involved and will simply distance himself from the mother, the pregnancy and the child once he or she is born.
Finances can tear a family apart, and afterward, keep the rift going -- especially when it comes to child support.
Custodial parents in California are entitled to pursue child support enforcement if the court ordered amount is not paid. The welfare of children of divorced parents can be in jeopardy if support is not received, because it is often difficult for a single parent to ensure proper care for children without the financial contribution of the other parent. If communication fails to resolve the issue, the custodial parent may have no choice but to go to court and pursue enforcement action.