Are you undergoing a separation or divorce? Structured child custody, care and visitation are critical components to your plans. Visitation, also known as time-share, is the plan for how the parents will share time with the child or children.
There are two types of child custody orders:
1. Legal custody grants decision-making ability to the caretaker for important issues such as healthcare, education and welfare.
Child support is the amount of money that the court orders one parent to pay the other parent every month for the support of the child or children. California has a formula, known as a guideline, for determining child support amounts in all cases.Major factors in the formula include each parent's income and the amount of time each parent spends caring for the children.
Both parents are responsible for supporting children under age 18.
Require assistance with payments? You
may request a wage assignment order from a
employer to make child support payments directly to the parent entitled to