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Child Support Calculations in Riverside

When couples filing for divorce have children, they will often face additional legal proceedings and personal challenges. From child custody to visitation rights, these proceedings can have a long-term impact on both parents and children. Additionally, the financial implications that arise with child-related family law and divorce matters can pose additional concerns.

The divorce process makes it clear that family dynamics entail personal, legal, and financial elements. During tough economic times, financial aspects of a divorce and be a significant concern. When facing divorce and the dissolution of marriage, individuals may be forced to confront the prospect of child support.

Child support in California is calculated using a statewide formula. In the simplest terms, child support is an amount of financial support determined to be appropriate for helping pay for the expenses of raising and supporting a child. Typically, it is paid by the non-custodial parent.

A statewide formula will be used when determining the proper amount of child support. The formula focuses on the following factors:

  • The income of each parent
  • The time each parent spends with the child
  • Which parent has legal custody of the child

Child support can vary depending on the amount of income each parent earns and the time each parent has with their child. While specific child support amounts may vary, they will always be impacted by these three factors. You can learn more about calculating child support in our video center.

Determining child support, arriving at an equitable agreement, and resolving all other related aspects of a divorce can be achieved through mediation or by a family law judge if the case is contested. Skilled in litigation and alternative dispute resolutions, our Riverside divorce lawyers are fully prepared to guide our clients through their unique legal journeys, wherever those journeys may lead.

At Diefer Law Group, PC, our legal team has the experience to provide residents and families throughout Riverside County with the comprehensive support and assistance they need during child support proceedings and all other family law matters. To learn more about your case, how child support may be calculated for your situation, and how our firm can help, complete a free case evaluation form or call (951) 330-4650.