California family law courts consider many factors when determining child support payment amounts. Typically, courts will make their determinations based on the income of both parents, tax liabilities and the current child custody arrangement. In most cases, the parent who provides the primary residence for the child will receive some form of support from the other parent. Additionally, courts will often consider the special needs of any child when formulating the amount of that support.
Divorce is often a source of deeply felt and emotionally charged disagreements. It's natural for you to be anxious around your soon-to-be ex-spouse, particularly when important decisions need to be made regarding your children.