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What are the parents child support rights in California?

Posted by attorney Marc Grossman

Child support in California is set pursuant to a formula that is adopted by the California legislature. The most important factors are how much money does father make and how much money does mother make and the relative time each parent spends with the child. The formula presumes that if your spending time with your child then you're paying for your child. The formula also takes in considering the parties tax filing status who's getting deductions for what, who is paying for health care, etc.

If there is no dispute on either side for what the opposing party makes there will be no dispute as to what the child support will be.

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