Pursuant to Family Code Sections 3900 and 3901, the "father and mother
of a minor child have an equal responsibility to support their child in
the manner suitable to the child's circumstances." The duty of
support "continues as to an unmarried child who has attained the
age of 18 years, is a full-time high school student, and who is not self-supporting,
until the time the child completes the 12th grade or attains the age of
19 years, whichever occurs first."
In California, the amount of
child support is based on a statutory formula. The formula takes into account the number
of children, the income of the parents, the percentage of time each parent
spends with the child, necessary expenses required for raising the child,
health insurance, prior child support obligations, and other factors.
If you are involved in a divorce or paternity action, please feel free
to contact our Rancho Cucamonga office and set up a free consultation. Our
Rancho Cucamonga divorce attorneys understand that this is a difficult time emotionally and financially and
would like to have the opportunity to help you get through it as smoothly
as possible and ensure that you receive a fair result. We look forward
to meeting with you.