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Child support is often ordered in California divorce cases. It is intended to ensure that children subject to parental divorces have what they need in order to live as normal of lives as possible. Maintaining a normal life can include staying in a chosen school, engaging in extracurricular activities and having the same experiences as were had before the divorce.

Depending upon the economic situation of the family the amount of money it takes to keep a child living a similar post-divorce life can vary a great deal. In California the courts utilize a formula for determining child support amounts. Many factors can influence the outcome of this formula, including but not limited to the tax statuses of the parents, work-related parental expenses and parental retirement planning.

Though it is based on a formula, getting child support calculations right can be tricky. Establishing financial information can impose significant requirements of detail on parties going through divorce and it can be easy to make mistakes. That is why working with lawyers who understand how to work with the formula is incredibly beneficial to divorcing parties.

Parents subject to child support obligations are often required to make payments until their kids are 18 years of age. For this reason it is important that the calculations on which those support payments are based are right. Miscalculation can lead to overpayments and underpayments, both of which can cost divorced parents money.

Dianne Drew Butler & Associates takes these calculations very seriously. Proper care given at the start of a support calculation can mean avoiding a child support dispute later on.

Source: Individuals who would like to learn more about this topic can visit our webpage on child support.

Source: Individuals who would like to learn more about this topic can visit our webpage on child support.