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Need California Law or code section that specifically states that once issued a child support order continues unless specifically address in dollar figures, or explicitly modified to zero or none.
Thanks for your question.Court decides this issue here.the judge decides what was meant here in the prior orders.You would be arguing that prior orders with dollar amounts remain in effect and that subsequent orders did not modify that.Here are the sections of the law pertaining to child support.

DIVISION 9. SUPPORT PART 1. DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL PROVISIONS CHAPTER 1. DEFINITIONS ........................................ 3500-3515 CHAPTER 2. GENERAL PROVISIONS ................................. 3550-3558 CHAPTER 3. SUPPORT AGREEMENTS Article 1. General Provisions ................................... 3580 Article 2. Child Support ..................................... 3585-3587 Article 3. Spousal Support ................................... 3590-3593 CHAPTER 4. SPOUSAL AND CHILD SUPPORT DURING PENDENCY OF PROCEEDING ......................................... 3600-3604 CHAPTER 5. EXPEDITED CHILD SUPPORT ORDER ...................... 3620-3634 CHAPTER 6. MODIFICATION,TERMINATION, OR SET ASIDE OF SUPPORT ORDERS Article 1. General Provisions ................................ 3650-3654 Article 2. Discovery Before Commencing Modification or Termination Proceeding ............................ 3660-3668 Article 3. Simplified Procedure for Modification of Support Order ........................................... 3680-3680.5 Article 4. Relief From Orders ................................ 3690-3693 CHAPTER 7. HEALTH INSURANCE Article 1. Health Insurance Coverage for Supported Child ..... 3750-3753 Article 2. Health Insurance Coverage Assignment .............. 3760-3773 Article 3. Assignment of Reimbursement Rights Under Health Plan
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

So is there a possiblity that the judge could conclude that this DID reduce the c/s to zero? Especially since the issue of retroactivity was specifically addressed also? It would seem unlikely that this vague statement could reduce the child support amount especially since the children (2) were still both under the age of 18. The issue of arrearages during the that time period were addressed and an order was issued by the CA child support agency. The non-custodial parent claims he did not receive notice of the hearing (because he moved), but it remained his responsibility to notify CA c/s office of changes of address, employment etc. within 48 hours which he did to do...'

Any additional thoughts? Thanks Penny

The judge will have to resolve it.Certainly there are two arguments to be made.I can't see that this docket sheet necessarily reflects a zero arrears.The support was owed and unless there is something n the file that reflects why this was removed likely it still exists.I think the lawyer here is grasping at straws.I can't see a judge here wiping out support that remains unpaid here based on what you present.
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