What income is considered in child support?

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 [...]

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What happens to child support if I remarry?

If you remarry in California, your new spouse’s income is generally prohibited by the California Family Code from being considered in child support calculations. However, if you file a joint tax return with your new spouse, your actual tax liability based on your new combined gross income may impact the support calculations in your case. [...]

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What is the average child support for a child in California?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as child support payments in San Diego and other regions are determined on a case-by-case basis. What’s more, there are different child support modifications to take into account. However, courts follow statewide uniform guidelines to determine the appropriate child support amount. California law emphasizes that the interests [...]

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When do child support orders end?

Child support orders typically end when children reach the age of 18. However, the support duty will continue if children who reach 18 are unmarried, full-time high school students, and not self-supporting. In these circumstances, support will continue until the child graduates high school or reaches age 19, whichever occurs first. In addition, the court [...]

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Which attorneys provide expert legal advice for child support in San Diego & the vicinity?

JWB Family Law specializes in helping clients with a variety of legal matters, including child support. Depending on the circumstances, we determine how much support you are entitled to receive or, in the alternative, determine the amount to pay child support. Our experienced child support attorney is here to ensure your former spouse continues paying child support, as well [...]

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