How does child support work?
Child support is the amount of money one parent is legally granted to receive from the other parent. The courts can order one or both parents to pay a specified sum each month to help support the child or children, including living expenses. As in most states, California has a set of guidelines for calculating the amount of child support that will be paid, when it will be paid, and how payment will be enforced. Calculation depends on how much money each parent makes, how many children the parents have together, how much time each parents spends with the children and many other factors. If you have further questions about how child support is determined or if you’re having trouble receiving your payments, Ernest A. Casacca Attorney at Law can help.