The judge must decide the child support amount based on a guideline calculation. California has established a formula to calculate guideline child support.
If the Respondent fails to file the necessary responding paperwork within thirty (30) days of service, the Petitioner may request the entry of default.
Unlike child support, spousal support is tax deductible to the spouse paying it (only those payments made after a court order is in place are tax deductible), and the spouse collecting it must claim the amount received in any given tax year as taxable income.
Child support in California is based on a mandatory uniform guideline, which uses an algebraic formula to determine the amount of child support.
The legal standard that the court uses to determine what type of custody orders to make in your case is the best interests of the child. This is a flexible standard that allows each family’s and each child’s needs to be considered.
There is a no fault divorce law in California. There is no need to prove “fault” of one or the other spouse or partner in the deterioration of marriage or partnership from the court’s point of view. The grounds for divorce in California are that there are irreconcilable differences or incurable insanity. www.caparalegalservices.com
No, you cannot serve documents in your own case. Anyone over the age of eighteen (18) who is not a party to the action can serve papers on the other side.