The state of California established child support laws to ensure that both parents financially contribute to their child’s life. Many child support cases are dealt with during divorce proceedings, but parents do not have to be divorcing in order to discuss this issue.
Non-custodial parents are responsible for making child support payments to the custodial-parent, but the amount of these payments will vary on a case-by-case basis. The court will look at many factors when determining how much child support should be paid, including each parent’s income and the child custody arrangement. Let an attorney represent you during a child support hearing to ensure the final plan is in the best interests of your child.