While the first concern of most parents is the well-being of their children,
they are also often rightfully concerned about the amount of money that
may be required for child support payments. In California, child support
guidelines utilize a complex formula to determine how much child support
must be paid. This formula takes a wide range of factors into account.
The Main Factors That Impact Child Support Payments
One of the most influential factors in determining child support is the
actual income of each parent, as well as the percentage of total income
that each parent brings to the table. From there, the court will consider
how much time each parent will be spending with the children. Generally,
the more time a parent spends with the child, the less child support they
will be required to pay.
The State Will Consider Expenses
The costs associated with raising a child, including child care, healthcare,
or other unusual expenses will all be taken into account when determining
child support. The state may also take into consideration any additional
support or alimony payments that a parent may be currently responsible
for, and can deduct them from that parent’s income. Additionally,
the court will deduct taxes, mandatory fees like union dues, health premiums,
and other potential expenses.
Use the California Department of Child Support Services calculator by clicking here.
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