When going through a divorce with children involved, being a single-parent, or co-parenting, it is important that the child involved receive adequate support.

In California, unless the parents agree to a different amount, both the amount of child support and which parent is obligated to pay support will be determined by using a formula that is set by the state.

This child support formula considers:

1. the amount of time each parent spends with the child (often referred to as the parent’s timeshare)
2. the income of each parent
3. the number of children each parent has from another relationship
4. any hardships each parent has

Once child support has been ordered, if the circumstances of either parent materially change, they may request modification of ordered child support accordingly. Additionally, once per year, either parent may request that the other parent provides satisfactory proof of their income and expenses.

Whether you need to receive support from your child’s other parent or you need to change the amount of support
you currently pay, our office can help. If you need help getting child support, enforcing child support, or changing your child support amount, contact us.