You may need child support to provide for your children. Or, you may have always been the one to support your family and you are being asked to do so now. In the State of California, child support is based on a complex formula found in California Family Code section 4050. This formula provides the computation for what is called “guideline” child support. The formula takes into account such factors as the amount of custodial time each party has with their children, the amount of money each party earns on a monthly or annual basis, and also accounts for deductions each party may claim. Also, depending on the earning capacity of one party or another, a non-guideline child support order may be the more appropriate child support order in your situation. As you can see, there are many factors which must be analyzed and addressed in determining child support. Contact Dan to discuss what an appropriate child support order would be in your case.