The courts use Statewide Uniform Guidelines to determine the amount of Child Support that should be paid. These guidelines are used by the court in the event the parents cannot agree on the amount of support. An order for child support may include monies above the guideline depending on the child’s needs. For example, the court may add funds if the custodial parent needs childcare to allow them to work, go to school, or undergo training for work. Health care costs, travel expenses to visit the other parent, educational needs, or other needs of the child may also be a consideration.
Modification of Child Support
If circumstances change, the parent paying, or receiving child support payments may file a request asking for the order to be modified.
If you are going through a divorce in Sonoma County and you and your spouse cannot agree on child support payments, contact Heyde Family Law. We can help!