In most cases, the custodial parent will receive child support payments from the non-custodial parent. The custodial parent is the parent who has primary physical custody of the child – meaning the child lives with them more than 50% of the time.
In situations where both parents have equal time with the child, or where one parent has less than 50% custody, the court may typically order that both parents contribute to child support payments. Child support can be a tricky subject. Having a lawyer by your side can help make the process much smoother.
If you live in California and need help calculating child support, please give our law firm a call. We have years of experience helping fathers just like you get the financial support they need for their children.
How is Child Support Calculated in California?
The calculation of child support in California is based on a number of factors, including each parent’s income and expenses, the number of children involved, and whether either parent has other children who also require support.
Generally, the non-custodial parent will be responsible for paying a percentage of their income towards child support, while the custodial parent will pay any remaining costs associated with raising the child.
For a more accurate estimate of how much child support you may be required to pay or receive in California, it is recommended to speak with an experienced family law attorney.
What If I Can’t Afford Payments?
If you are unable to afford your monthly child support payments, you should contact the court as soon as possible. You may be able to have your payments reduced or even eliminated altogether if you can provide evidence that you are unable to meet your financial obligations.
On the other hand, if you are the custodial parent and your child’s other parent is not making their required child support payments, you can take legal action to enforce the order. Speak with a family law attorney for more information about your specific case.
If you have any further questions about how child support is calculated in California, please don’t hesitate to contact our law firm for assistance.
Will a Child Support Lawyer Help Me?
Navigating the child support system can be difficult, especially if this is your first time dealing with it. That’s where a child support lawyer comes in.
A good family law attorney will be able to help you understand how child support works in California, guide you through the process of filing for support, and represent you in court if necessary. Having an experienced lawyer on your side can make a big difference when it comes to getting the financial support your child needs. If you would like more information about calculating child support in California, please contact our law firm for a free consultation. We would be happy to discuss your case with you and answer any questions you may have. Reach out to our fathers’ rights law office today to get the support you need by calling (951) 482-7517.