Child Support Under California Law

Under California law, both parents have a legal responsibility to provide financially for their children. The state has adopted a complicated mathematical formula which judicial officers use to calculate and order child support. Among other things, the formula considers the number of children each parent has, the income of each parent, the amount of time each parent cares for the children, the tax filing status of each parent, as well additional facts related to the tax liabilities of each parent. The living expenses of each parent are generally not considered by the Court in establishing a child support order and are largely irrelevant to the equation.

Although California uses a standardized formula to calculate child support, ensuring that the calculation is done correctly is imperative to receiving an appropriate order. Failure to include even one of the many relevant factors in the equation can result in an egregiously low or excessively high support order. The attorneys at the Law Office of Cameron M. Fernandez are not just proficient with regard to the support calculation process, they are among the few who know and understand the nuances and finer calculation points. Their goal is to obtain the very best support order for each of their clients, regardless of whether they are on the receiving or paying end of the order.

Clients can rest assured that their best interests will be safeguarded and advanced by the Law Office of Cameron M. Fernandez for their child support issues.