In California, both parents are legally obligated and mutually responsible for the financial support of their minor children. A parent’s first and principal obligation is to support their minor children according to the parent’s circumstances in life.

Support payments include providing for the child’s basic needs, such as food, clothing, shelter, education, healthcare, and other necessary expenses.

To determine how much each parent will contribute to the child support payment, the court considers a variety of factors, including each parent’s income, earning potential, and amount of time spent with the minor children.

According to the guidelines, each parent should pay for the support of the children according to the parent’s ability to pay. Contact our experienced child support attorneys in San Diego and nearby areas for a free consultation.