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Shared Costs in California Child Support

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The purpose of child support is to support a child and all of his or her living expenses. Depending on the family, this may be paid by either the father or mother of the children. Child support in California is calculated according to a statewide formula. This formula and the the guidelines are spoke of more in depth in this post. In addition to the amount of child support that is ordered after it is calculated according to the guideline, parents may be required to share additional costs. Some of the costs that parents may be required to share include:

  • Child care to allow the parent to work or to get training or schooling for work skills;
  • Children’s reasonable health-care expenses;
  • Traveling for visitation from 1 parent to another;
  • Children’s educational needs; and
  • Other special needs.

How is child support calculated in California?

For more information about how child support is calculated, please call our office at 949-889-1227. Your can also see this article, which has more information.

What if I have more questions or wish to speak with someone about my case?

Call our office today. John A. Bledsoe is Orange County’s premier divorce attorney and a certified family law specialist. Our firm offers a confidential initial case evaluation. Call 949-889-1227 to learn more.

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