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What Factors Are Used To Determine Child Support? 01-07-2011

What Factors Are Used To Determine Child Support?

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.

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