Calculating Child Support in California
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child support calculated in California? If you are going through a
divorce or have divorced recently, this question may have been weighing on your
mind. At Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich, our Murrieta child support
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Nuances of Child Support Formulas
Calculating child support in California is not exactly a straightforward
process. Even online calculators provided by the California Department
of Child Support Services can be incorrect and usually require a careful
assessment from a family law attorney to finalize.
Variables that can affect child support calculations include:
- Monthly net income of both parents
- Number of children
- Monthly alimony or child support from other relationships
- Health insurance premiums of both parents
- Division of parenting time
In California, net monthly income is any and all money that a parent receives.
This is not limited to only what is counted in state and federal taxes,
or what is reported on paychecks. When you are calculating child support,
you must take wages, tips, commissions, bonuses, insurance benefits, and
more into account to get an accurate number. If you suspect that your
ex-spouse is hiding income to avoid paying you more child support each
month, tell your attorney right away.
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Calculating child support payments can be a tricky and touchy subject.
No one wants to know that their child is uncomfortable due to minimized
payments, but spouses can understandably want to resist paying “too
much” to their ex. To help find a balanced middle ground that cares
for your child and leaves all parties satisfied,
contact our compassionate and knowledgeable Temecula & Murrieta family law