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Category Archives: Child Support

How is a Child Support Order Modified?

Child support is calculated off of a standard formula as set forth by the State of California but can be modified under certain circumstances. Read More>

What Does Child Support Cover?

Caring and providing for your child is a requirement of all parents, regardless of separation or divorce. Read More>

Is Child Support Taxed?

Child support, unlike spousal support, is not considered general income. Thus, it is tax-free to the receiver. It is also not tax deductible to the payor. Read More>

Will Child Support Cover Private School Tuition?

Basic child support is meant to cover the basic cost of caring for and raising a child. State guidelines require this amount to reflect the incomes of the parents as well as how much residential time each parent has because during that time they are responsible for covering basic day-to-day expenses like food and transportation. The parent receiving the child support, generally the primary custodial parent, who has the child more than half the time, is responsible for using that support to cover many costs of raising a child like food, shelter, clothing, general entertainment and access to a quality education. Read More>

How is Child Support Calculated?

Child support is ordered in every divorce or separation that involves a minor child of the parties. The family law courts see both parents as being financially responsible for their child, regardless of custody or visitation agreements. The amount of child support varies based off of a few factors that reflect financial resources of the parents and the residential time each parent spends with the child. Read More>

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