California Child Support Guidelines

Get a Fair Court Order with a Roseville Child Support Lawyer

Every state has its own set of guidelines for calculating child support. California's child support guidelines are found in California Family Code § 4050 and following. 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

How 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 fool proof. Each parent's "monthly disposable income" must be determined, first, 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.

Hire a Family Law Attorney in Roseville, CA

The Law Offices of Frank F. Ali can assist you in obtaining a child support order that is in your child's best interests, as well as your own. Attorney Ali focuses his practice on family law cases, including divorce, child custody, and child support. Call our firm today at (916) 745-8444 to contact us and set up your initial consultation!

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