How Is Child Support Calculated in California and Who May Be Required To Pay?

Hossein Berenji, Nov 09, 2023

California uses statewide uniform child support guidelines for calculating the child support obligation a parent must pay. California Child Support Services provides an online child support calculator. The child support calculator uses a mandatory formula to calculate the child support obligation of each parent. Generally, the guidelines consider several factors including, but not limited to: […]


Why Do I Have To Pay Child Support if I Share 50/50 Custody?

Hossein Berenji, Apr 27, 2023

Generally speaking, you must provide financial support for your child, regardless of your relationship with the child’s other parent. This remains true whether you are divorced or were never married in the first place. It also does not matter whether you are a custodial or a non-custodial parent. You are expected to pay your fair […]


At What Age Does Child Support End in California

Hossein Berenji, Mar 08, 2023

Parents can expect California child support payments to continue until their child turns 18 years old. Child support payments are based on California child support guidelines. Most standard child support orders terminate payments upon the child’s 18th birthday. That is when the child is considered an adult. However, some situations change the age when child […]


Is Child Support Considered Income in California?

Hossein Berenji, Dec 21, 2022

It is wise to consider future tax implications when you negotiate a divorce settlement. The terms of your settlement agreement could impact your future tax returns. However, most individuals who divorce now in California do not need to worry about support being taxed as income. Is Child Support Taxable as Income in California? According to […]


What is Considered Income For Child Support in California?

Hossein Berenji, Oct 27, 2021

California law establishes a non-negotiable financial responsibility for parents. Parents must provide for their child’s needs according to their means. California uses a statewide calculator to determine what a parent owes in child support. This calculator accounts for two major factors: the amount of residential time a parent spends with a child and their income. […]