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.
There are two types of custody, and the court needs to make orders concerning each type; legal custody and physical custody.
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
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 other important factor that influences the amount of support that will be ordered is the amount of time each parent has physical responsibility for the child.
A Legal Separation does not legally end the marriage or domestic partnership, but allows for persons to live apart and make their own decisions about money, property and parenting issues. Sometimes people choose this option for religious reasons or due to insurance or other benefits. Persons are not free to marry again, but they may…
Child support in California is based on a mandatory uniform guideline, which uses an algebraic formula to determine the amount of child support.