Child support issues are generally controlled by a state guideline formula. The entries to the guideline calculation are essential. Attorneys at RFLG have the experience to know how to present the client in their most favorable light.
Some of the factors which are utilized in determining the proper amount of child support are custodial timeshare, the respective incomes and tax filing status of the parties, medical insurance paid, spousal support received from a prior relationship, union dues, and any other taxable or nontaxable income received, just to name a few.
The website for the Orange County Department of Child Support Services has an online program which can be used as an example of how a child support order is calculated.
When calculating a child support order, an experienced attorney is of most assistance not in running a software program, but rather in appropriately inputting the figures utilized to make the most favorable calculation.