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How Is Child Support Calculated in California?

Close up of one hand holding a credit card and the other typing on a laptop to pay San Diego child support.In California, child support amounts are determined by a set of particularly complicated and nuanced guidelines. The guidelines consider the incomes of both parents, as well as the time each parent spends with the children. However, people often have options within these guidelines. As family law specialists, it is our role to help people know and understand all of their options.

Law & Mediation Firm of Klueck & Hoppes, APC has handled child support issues since 1990. Our San Diego child support attorneys understand that, while many view the law as making child support a cut-and-dry matter, there are still many points that may be disputed. Divorcing couples often disagree about what income should be included in child support calculations — income like overtime and bonuses. Reaching an agreement may require a judge's ruling.

Our San Diego child support lawyers arehere to help make sure you receive a ruling that accurately represents your situation. Call (619) 577-4900 today or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation. Let us empower you with multiple options.

At What Age Does Child Support Stop in California?

In California, child support payments must be made until the child reaches the age of 18. However, they can continue until the age of 19 if the child is still in high school full time, living at home, and unable to support him or herself.

Is There a Maximum Amount of Child Support in California?

There is no maximum amount of child support in the state of California. As mentioned above, the amount is calculated based on income, custody time, and a few additional factors.

Do You Pay Child Support With Joint Custody in California?

If parents share joint custody, the California court may consider the income and earning potential of both parents, then require that the parent with the higher income pay child support. However, if both parents have similar income and equal physical custody, it is possible that they may not be required to pay child support. Our child support attorney in San Diego can help you determine whether you will need to pay child support based on the facts of your case.

Child Support Modification in San Diego County

Usually, a change in income gives rise to the need for change in child support. This change, however, does not happen automatically. If a parent loses his or her job or receives a substantial change in income, a motion must be filed.

It is wise for parents to do this as soon as possible - before child support payments become overdue. They can begin by calling Law & Mediation Firm of Klueck & Hoppes, APC at (619) 577-4900. Our child support lawyers in San Diego can help you navigate this situation as quickly and effectively as possible.

Contact Our San Diego Child Support Attorney Today

Law & Mediation Firm of Klueck & Hoppes, APC is dedicated to one thing: helping families move through intense and often difficult changes smoothly and effectively. To that end, we have a policy about response time—we return all of our calls and emails within 1 business day. Prospective and current clients can count on our San Diego child support lawyers for open and frequent communication, every single time.

Contact us online or call (619) 577-4900 to schedule a free consultation with our San Diego child support attorney.

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