Helping You Support Your Child

The state of California requires both parents to provide support for their children. This may involve one parent paying child support to the other.

No matter which side of the equation you are on, you should talk with an experienced attorney about your financial future and that of your children. Our team at Foster Hsu, LLP, can help you understand how courts determine child support in California and what the next steps are for you and your children.

Call 408-841-7200 to make an appointment at our San Jose office.

How California Decides Child Support

The formula for deciding who will pay what amount for child support in California is straightforward. The court will consider all sources of income, including, but not limited to:

  • Employment earnings
  • Self-employment earnings
  • Unemployment, disability and Social Security benefits
  • Stock dividends and interest earnings
  • Lottery and prize winnings

In addition to factoring in the incomes of each parent, when determining the appropriate amount of child support, the court will consider the amount of time the children spend with each parent, their child care and schooling needs, their medical care expenses, and other child-rearing expenses.

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Child support can help a parent continue caring for their children even after divorce. Foster Hsu, LLP, can help you determine the appropriate amount of child support in your case. Contact us online or call 408-841-7200 to make an appointment with a lawyer in our office.

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