Child support is calculated using the California Child Support Guidelines. When considering child support, the court will consider the incomes of the parties, whether one or both parents is supporting another child, the amount of time spent with each parent. The guidelines permits a Judge to deviate the child support amount either up or down, if the court finds it is in the child’s best interest.
Once an order is made, child support orders can be enforced through a number of ways, including, wage assignment orders, garnishments, as well as incarnation if the party is in found in contempt of court for failure to pay.
Child support calculations can get very complicated. Therefore, you should consult an experienced attorney before making any decisions regarding your child support matters.