Child support is the amount of money the court will order one parent to pay the other parent each month for the support of a child. California has a formula for calculating child support called “guideline child support” which is calculated by using a computer program.
The program bases its child support order on the income of both parties, the time each parent spends with the children, and other factors. Parties can always agree to a different amount of child support as long as the child’s needs are met. Our team can calculate a guideline child support order.
Child support orders generally last until a child turns 18, or until up to age 19 for a full-time high school student living at home. If you would like more information, please call us to set up a consultation.