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California Child Support
California and Supportkids
Supportkids has collected millions of dollars for California families. Our dedication to our clients lead us to our involvement with their legislation. We've helped draft and pass a consumer protection law regarding private child support collection agencies and helped eliminate a legal defense many absent parents used as a way to avoid paying arrears. This opened the door for many parents who are now able to get unpaid child support despite the passage of time.
We follow and understand the procedures California has set in place for private collection agencies and continue to help empower custodial parents.
California is the most populous state in the U.S. and is ethnically and geographically diverse. This poses numerous challenges for California child support enforcement authorities.
California's Child Support Program offers free services to parents and guardians to help them meet their responsibilities to their children.
Child Support Payments
California child support is determined using guidelines established by state law. California child support guidelines are based on each parent's monthly income and the amount of time the child is cared for by each parent. The court will consider income from all sources, whether or not it is reported or taxed under federal law. The income can be in the form of money, property, or services.
The California courts may award joint or sole custody based on the best interests of the child. There is no preference or presumption for or against joint legal custody, joint physical custody or sole custody. Complete discretion is given to the court. In all cases, the court may appoint a child custody evaluator to determine the best interest of the child.
As in most states, court orders providing for support and custody of children are subject to change or modification due to changes in income and circumstances.