How is child support determined in California?

California determines child support based on a specific formula that considers various factors. This formula considers a variety of basic factors about the family situation:

  • Time that each parent has the child in their custody and control
  • Gross income of each parent
  • Tax filing status of each parent
  • Child care costs
  • Other mandatory expenses such as health insurance costs, union dues, and support of other children

The goal is to ensure the child’s well-being and allow them to maintain a standard of living that reflects the income and resources of both of their parents. If you’re navigating the child support terrain, the expertise of a family law attorney is crucial. Contact Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP today to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.