In some cases, even attempting to do so can incur the wrath of a family judge. During divorce proceedings in California, you and your ex-spouse have to meet and make difficult decisions. You need to discuss how you can divide your property, shares, and other assets – and if you have children, you need to talk about the maintenance and custody of the children. What happens if a parent cannot afford to pay family allowances? Can you make a deal to waive these deals in California? It should be noted that the period for the retroactive payment of child support may begin at the time the child is born or from the moment the parents are officially divorced. It can last until the child`s age of majority (usually 18) if the court has not ordered custody of children by then. “The parties are asking for a gap of 0, because the father pays the children`s school fees.” In most cases, an agreement on the waiver of family allowances is not viewed positively by a court and requires the parties to identify and declare an exception to the law in order to determine an injunction below what would otherwise constitute support for the Directive. . . .