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In family law and government policy, child support or child maintenance is the ongoing practice for a periodic payment made directly or indirectly by an "obligor" to an "obligee" for the financial care and support of children of a relationship or marriage that has been terminated, or in some cases never existed.  Often times, parents who have custody of a child are owed back child support and are unable to collect.  Other times, circumstances change and a custodial parent needs to make sure that his or her child is being taken care of in a fair way in accordance with the non-custodial parent's income and lifestyle.  At KLA, Inc., we can make sure your interests are adequately presented a Judge so that your child can be taken care of.

California child support guidelines are based on the Income Model for calculation of child support. The monthly support amount is mathematically determined by applying the guidelines and is divided proportionally according to each parent's income. The two support amounts are offset to determine which parent will pay for support of the child. All income is typically calculated by examining W-2's.


In implementing this statewide uniform guideline, the courts adhere to the following principles:

  • A parent's primary obligation is to support his or her minor children according to the parent's circumstances in  life;
  • Both parents are responsible for the support of their children;
  • Each parent's actual income and level of responsibility for the children are accounted for; 
  • Each parent pays for the support of the children according to his or her ability; 
  • Children share in the "standard of living" of both parents;
  • The financial needs of the children should be met through private financial resources as much as possible;
  • There is a presumption that the parent having primary physical responsibility for the children contributes a significant portion of available resources for the support of the children; and
  • The guideline seeks to encourage just and efficient settlements of conflicts between parents and minimizes the need for litigation.

At KLA, Inc. we will take the necessary legal steps to insure that your child is financially taken care of.

 

California child support guidelines are based on the Income Model for calculation of child support. The monthly support amount is mathematically determined by applying the guidelines and is divided proportionally according to each parent's income. The two support amounts are offset to determine which parent will pay for support of the child. All income is typically calculated by examining W-2's.


In implementing this statewide uniform guideline, the courts adhere to the following principles:

  • A parent's primary obligation is to support his or her minor children according to the parent's circumstances in  life;
  • Both parents are responsible for the support of their children;
  • Each parent's actual income and level of responsibility for the children are accounted for; 
  • Each parent pays for the support of the children according to his or her ability; 
  • Children share in the "standard of living" of both parents;
  • The financial needs of the children should be met through private financial resources as much as possible;
  • There is a presumption that the parent having primary physical responsibility for the children contributes a significant portion of available resources for the support of the children; and
  • The guideline seeks to encourage just and efficient settlements of conflicts between parents and minimizes the need for litigation.

At KLA, Inc. we will take the necessary legal steps to insure that your child is financially taken care of.