If you are a Bay Area resident who is shouldering the financial responsibility of your child alone, you may be interested in learning more about the details of California’s child support system.
Child support is a certain sum of money that the court orders one parent to pay the other parent. When a California court is calculating the amount of child support one parent should pay the other, it looks at several key factors. These factors include how much the parents earn (or can earn), the other parent’s income, the number of children the couple has together, how much time the parents spend with their children, health insurance expenses, daycare costs, and other things.
The child support money is intended to be used to financially support the couple’s child(ren). Child support is typically paid to care for minor children (children under 18) who are living at home and unable to support themselves. However, parents can agree to support children longer than the age of majority. In addition, a court may order continued child support for a child over 18 who is disabled and unable to care for themselves.
For more information about child support, please contact Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri. Please remember that each individual situation is unique and results discussed in this post are not a guarantee of future results. While this post may include legal issues, it is not legal advice. Use of this site does not create an attorney-client relationship.