In the state of California, child support is determined by a statutory formula. It’s pretty convoluted and so the courts all use computer programs that are designed to utilize the formula to identify the correct numbers. The numbers that the court uses in these programs consist of the parties’ relative incomes or earning capacity, the number of children, the percentage of time that each of the parents has the minor children, and a number of other factors that the court is required to look at.
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