Child support is money the court orders one or both parents to pay each month for the support of the child. As an underlying rule, both parents have an equal duty to support their child. In cases involving minor children, whether it is a divorce case or a paternity case, child support issues may arise.
In California, there is a Uniform Child Support Guideline formula which determines the amount of child support. Various factors affect the outcome of child support computation. Usually, family courts follow the Guideline support amount.
Where parents are self-employed or have various sources of income or fringe benefits, it may be more difficult to determine the support amount than it would be with only W-2 income. Whether you are the payor or the recipient of child support, I can zealously represent you and obtain the best results possible.