How Is Child Support Calculated in CA?
Helping Clients in Roseville Understand California Family Code § 4050
Every state has its own set of guidelines for calculating
child support. California's child support guidelines are found in California Family
Code § 4050. California family courts use a set mathematical formula
to calculate child support so that it is as fair as possible based upon
the incomes of both parents and the approximate amounts of time that each
parent will spend with their child. The formula is as follows:
CS = K [HN = (H%) (TN)]
CS = Child Support Amount
K = Amount of both parents' income to be allocated for child support
HN = High earner's net monthly disposable income
H% = Approximate percentage of time that the high earner has or will have primary
physical responsibility for the children compared to the other parent
TN = Total net monthly disposable income of both parties
Hire Our Family Lawyer to Get a Fair Child Support Order
Just because the court uses a mathematical formula to calculate child support does
not mean that it is foolproof. Each parent's "monthly disposable income"
must be determined, which involves deducting your living expenses (rent,
utilities, gasoline, food, etc.) from your net monthly income. The definition
of "living expenses" can get complicated. You need an experienced
Roseville divorce lawyer on your side to ensure that a fair amount of child support is ordered
for your case.
The Law Offices of Frank F. Ali can assist you in obtaining a child support
order that is in your child's best interests and your own. Attorney
Ali focuses his practice on
family law cases, including
child custody, and child support.
Are you looking to estimate child support payments in California? Call
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contact us online to learn more about California Family Code § 4050!