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After child custody has been determined, child support is the next issue to address. Determining fair and reasonable support for your child(ren) can be complicated. Even when negotiations have been cordial up to this point, disputes over money can often sour an otherwise agreeable experience. Child support is based on a calculation determined by the state of California. In order to make sure the right guideline support order is made, it is essential to obtain and use the correct financial information. Therefore, it is important for you to hire a skilled and dedicated attorney to help determine the fair amount of child support for your circumstances.
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At Moore Law for Children, our attorneys are dedicated to all aspects of family law, divorce, and support for the children. No matter how complicated your case may be, we will strive to reach a mutual agreement between you and the other side that best serves your children. Whether you are able to resolve your family matters amicably or they must be taken to trial, we provide the legal counsel and support you need and inform you of your rights and options to create the best possible financial support plan for your children.
Calculating Child Support Payments in California
When determining the amount of child support to award, the courts will consider the following factors:
- The number of children who need support;
- The custodial timeshare;
- The parents’ gross monthly income;
- The parents’ tax liabilities;
- Whether or not the parent is supporting children from another relationship;
- Child care expenses including health insurance expenses, medical expenses, special needs, and education;
- The parents’ mandatory retirement contributions and union dues; and
- Other relevant costs.
Who Can Receive Child Support Payments?
A parent or guardian of the minor child may be eligible for child support. The amount and eligibility will be based on the numerous factors discussed above. Even if the parents share equal custody of the child, one parent may still be entitled to child support if the other parent makes more.
When does child support stop?
The court will determine when child support starts. Once child support starts, it will continue in some form until the Court makes another order, the child gets married, dies, is emancipated, reaches the age of 18 and is no longer a full-time high school student, or reaches the age of 19. The child support will end once one of the above happens.
While you may have a child support order now, it is always modifiable. This means the order you have may increase or decrease depending on factors such as a change in income or a change in the timeshare.
In certain circumstances, you may be able to obtain adult child support if you have a disabled child who qualifies under specific factors.