My partner has detailed that he receives $1,100 monthly and out of that pays $800 rent. How is child support determined? Do I ask for a fair number or does the judge provide it for us? Also I believe the number he has provided is incorrect what can I do about it?
Child support is based off the amount of time each parent has with the child and their respective financial situation. He will have to sign documents under penalty of perjury reflecting his income. If you don't believe him you can subpoena his employment records. I recommend speaking with the Department of Child Support Services and/or an attorney.
California child support is based on a guideline calculation. There are several input factors used to create a guideline number. Most attorneys use a program called "dissomaster" to calculate. The department of child support services has a free calculator you can use" https://www.cse.ca.gov/ChildSupport/cse/guidelineCalculator
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