Child Support: Where to Begin
Articles & Resources
Learn the details of child support in California and prepare to protect your future.
Child Support Statutes
California child support law. The technical, legalese filled rules governing support obligations.
Child Support in Ten Steps
Child support in California can be confusing. This guide is a roadmap that will give you a preview of what to expect and what mistakes to avoid. Read the guide.
Instant Child Support Calculator
Our child support calculator is based off the formula utilized by all courtrooms in California and is published in the family law statutes. The support figure that this calculator generates is commonly referred to as “guideline” and is typically what a courtroom will use to determine monthly payments.
Child Support: What to Expect
California has established uniform guideline support standards which Judges are required to follow, unless the parties agree otherwise. Support is based on two primary factors: the amount of time each parent spends with the children and each parent’s income.
Child Support: Prepare Yourself
Calculating Child Timeshare (Custody Percentage)
Timeshare, defined as the amount of time the children spend with their parents, is one of the major factors used in calculating California guideline child support. Another term we hear…
Dependency Exemptions: How Claiming Dependents Affects Taxes and Child Support
What is a Dependency Exemption? A dependency exemption is an amount of money you can deduct from your adjusted gross income for tax purposes. Exemptions are highly desirable, as they…
Unpaid Child Support
Recently in the news, there’s been a lot of discussion about the growing debt of unpaid child support in the US. Latest estimates place this amount to be around 113…