California  |  Family Law

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Asked on: 12/14/11, 12:25 pm

I was ordered to pay child support for 2 children. When the oldest turned 18 and was self supporting the garnishments on my checks continued for some time. Finally the amount for the 18 year old stopped and right away spousal support kicked in and I was paying both child and spousal support at the same time. I heard that California has a law that states spousal support and child support are not to be collected at the same time and the spousal support kicks in only after the child support obligation is complete. Is this true?

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