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California imposes a duty on both parents to be equally responsible for the support and care of their child. California child support law does not discriminate as to whether the child was born in or out of a marriage or domestic partnership. In California, child support can be sought in a paternity action or part of a dissolution or legal separation of marriage.
When it comes to the amount of child support payment either parent may be responsible for, California has created a Guideline formula that calculates the child support amount based on several factors, but of most importance are the incomes of the parents, the time the child spends with each parent, and the number of children of the relationship.
Family law attorney Rupert Corkill has extensive experience handling child support issues throughout the Shasta County Area, including Redding. Rupert is well-equipped to answer any questions you may have about California Guideline child support orders, enforcement of child support orders, or child support modification.
Child Support issues
Most of the time child support issues are tied to other family law issues, such as:
- Divorce or Dissolution of Marriage
- Legal Separation
- Child Custody and Visitation
- Domestic Violence
- Spousal Support/Alimony
When setting up your complimentary 15-minute initial consultation with Rupert Corkill, feel free to bring up any of the above relevant issues that may apply to your case. California family law is a very intricate area of law and Rupert Corkill is here to ensure all your bases are covered and you are not left in the dark. We can be reached at the Law Office of Rupert Corkill: (530) 209-9593 and our offices are located at 1725 Oregon St, Redding, CA 96001.
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Child Support Quick Fact
What are the rules about child support in California?
Like all states, California requires both parents to support their children, even after a divorce. The amount of child support depends primarily on each parent's income and other resources, and how much time each parent spends with the children. In addition, sometimes the courts will "impute" income to a parent who has the capacity to earn more than he or she actually is earning.