A divorce in legal terms is called a Dissolution of Marriage. The Dissolution ends all legal bonds.
Child support in California is based on a mandatory uniform guideline, which uses an algebraic formula to determine the amount of child support.
At the “permanent” stage of a case, meaning after a final Judgment of separation or divorce has been entered, the court must consider certain statutory factors in deciding (1) what amount of spousal support to order, if any; and (2) the duration (how many months or years) of the order. The court considers factors such…
The judge must decide the child support amount based on a guideline calculation. California has established a formula to calculate guideline 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.
It is primarily based on each parent’s tax filing status (single, married or head of household) and average monthly income.
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.