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California Guideline Child Support Calculator: What is it and How Does it relate to your Case?

The California Guideline Child Support Calculator is a system that is based on a formula used to help determine child support. The California Guideline Child Support Calculator is used by individuals to determine or rather estimate the amount of child support that the court may order in your case.

 

It is good to note that the discretion as well as the final authority to determine the amount of child support order lies with a family law judge or a commissioner of the court. The California Guideline Child Support Calculator acts only as a tool for estimating what this support should be. This is to say that there is no guarantee that the amounts that the commissioner of the court or the family law judge will order to be paid as child support will be the same as the estimates provided by the California Guideline Child Support Calculator. There are a number of other issues that may come into play that ultimately determine the amount of child support that may be ordered.
The laws of the state of California require courts of to conform to a statewide uniform guideline in the setting and awarding of child support orders. The California Guideline Child Support Calculator payment estimator only applies this statewide uniform guideline calculation to the data that one enters into the payment estimator.

You should keep in mind that attorneys need to understand the state of California’s family law as well as have an understanding of your financial situation to correctly enter the information into the payment estimator. This is where an experienced family law attorney comes in. The family law attorney will help you in completing the payment estimator for the state of California. In the absence of an experienced family law attorney, a family law facilitator can also help however it is important to note that an experienced attorney can make sure that you are using every advantage in this determination.

 

If you plan to use the calculator on your own, you will need to complete the extensive form and click on the calculate button in order to get an educated estimate of the amount of child support that the non custodial parent will have to part with to the custodial parent in the state of California.

 

It is good to note that the California Guideline Child Support Calculator and indeed other Child Support Calculators are used only for educational and informational purposes. This is to say that the court may order the payment of child support of an amount that is different from the estimate provided by the California Guideline Child Support Calculator. It is also good to note that the California Guideline Child Support Calculator works on the assumption that all the children will live with one parent and does not take into account situations of split custody or joint physical custody. The California Guideline Child Support Calculator also does not take into account further adjustments for children who are not subject to the custody order but who happen to be living with one spouse. It is these factors among others that have a bearing on the child support order that a court enters.
In closing, it is worth noting that the services of an experienced family law attorney can and will make sure that you receive the maximum benefits when determining child support.

 

Contact Los Angeles Child Support Attorneys

If you have questions related to California guideline child support calculator or other family law matters our family law attorneys can assist you and your family, call us today for a free consultation.

The Law Offices of Omar Gastelum is experienced in family law and can provide you with effective and compassionate legal representation through each stage of your case. We have helped thousands of clients resolve their legal issues.

 

You can contact Los Angeles family law attorney Omar Gastelum by email, by calling 562.692.7000 or by filling out the form on the left.

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Omar Gastelum is an accomplished attorney with a strong background and broad experience in Family Law, Immigration, Real Property, and Civil Litigation. He has been helping businesses and individuals with their legal needs for over 13 years.
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