HOW CHILD SUPPORT IS CALCULATED IN CALIFORNIA

When it comes to child support matters, each parent is expected to provide for the children. If the child’s parents are not married, then the court will issue an order regarding support payments that are intended to provide the custodial parent with the necessary resources to provide for the child.

At Stolar Law Group, our child support attorneys in Beverly Hills can explain the child support guidelines and how they will affect your specific situation. Family courts follow standard state guidelines for child support. The court has the discretion, however, to stray from or to waive the guidelines if a child’s special needs or a parent’s special circumstances suggest a more equitable arrangement.

In most situations, the calculation of child support is based on factors such as:

  • The incomes of both parents
  • The amount of time the child spends at each residence