What considerations are made while setting child support amounts in California?

When determining how much child support to award and to whom, California courts are governed by the state’s official Guideline Calculation Formula. This formula takes into account certain factors when determining child support, including:

  • 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

Given the complexity of these calculations, you may want to discuss your situation with Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP for professional advice.