It is primarily based on each parent’s tax filing status (single, married or head of household) and average monthly income.
Property issues and division of community assets and debts are ordinarily resolved by a signed marital settlement agreement or by an agreement placed on the record (and later formalized in writing) at a mandatory settlement conference. If settlement is not reached, contested issues are set for trial for court determination.
To get a divorce in California, at least one of the spouses has to have been a resident of the state for at least six months before filing the divorce petition. You must also live in the county where you file the divorce petition for at least three months before filing. www.caparalegalservices.com
Child support is the amount of money that a court orders a parent or both parents to pay every month to help pay for their child’s living expenses. California state law says that every parent has a duty to financially support his or her child.
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.
Spousal support is a discretionary order, meaning the court has great freedom in determining what amount of support, if any, should be paid in a particular case, and for how long spousal support should be paid.