Child Support

Both parents have the legal duty to provide financial support for their child whether they are married, divorced, or even live with their children. The court may order either or both parents to make regular payments to cover a child’s living and medical expenses. This periodic payment is called “child support.” Married parents can request child support orders in court cases for divorce or separation. Unmarried parents can request child support orders in parentage cases.

 

California has a statewide guideline for child support using a standard formula based on after-tax income of the parents and the amount of time each parent has physical custody of the child. The court sets the amount based on this formula and takes into account many factors when determining a child support order.  Due to the complexity of these variables, having an experienced and qualified attorney on your side is an invaluable asset.

 

Child Support

Both parents have the legal duty to provide financial support for their child whether they are married, divorced, or even live with their children. The court may order either or both parents to make regular payments to cover a child’s living and medical expenses. This periodic payment is called “child support.” Married parents can request child support orders in court cases for divorce or separation. Unmarried parents can request child support orders in parentage cases.

 

California has a statewide guideline for child support using a standard formula based on after-tax income of the parents and the amount of time each parent has physical custody of the child. The court sets the amount based on this formula and takes into account many factors when determining a child support order.  Due to the complexity of these variables, having an experienced and qualified attorney on your side is an invaluable asset.

 

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