For the past year I've been LEGALLY caring for my relative's children, but haven't received child support due to the very slow pace of family court. Can I sue the parent who continues to receive the support thru small claims court since they "move faster with cases". I'm unemployed and very worried since I have other financial obligations. CPS awarded the kids to me since I'm the closest relative in CA. Other parent is abroad & unable to send support to me directly because the order hasn't been modified and was threatened he will be sued for "contempt of court" if he pays me the support instead. I feel lost, I want the best for the kids but running out of resources & I feel small claims might be able to help me so I can at least collect to pay debt & other bills accumulated over the year.
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