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 Subject: child support Category: Relationships and Society > Law Asked by: sdsusanna-ga List Price: \$10.00 Posted: 25 Jul 2006 14:53 PDT Expires: 24 Aug 2006 14:53 PDT Question ID: 749466
 ```I would like to know how much child support I would be entitled to if I have one child, custody 5-6 days a week, live in California and both parents are working making aprx the same amount of income ~ \$45.000 a year? My husband, father of child, are still legally married but have been separated for 8 years. He has never paid for child support but has paid for daycare & braces. Daycare will no longer be an expense and I feel that since we are now getting divorced, that I am entitled to some amount of child support.```
 ```Hi sdsusanna, Child support in California is calculated using an algebraic formula, since 1992. The formula that is used is: CS= K [HN- (H%) (TN)] CS= child support awarded K= factor of both parents' income. This varies depending on number of children supported. HN= high earner's net disposable income H%= high earner's approximate percentage of time spent with children TN = both parents' combined total net disposable income. "Deductions include, state and federal income taxes, FICA contributions, union dues, retirement benefits, disability and health insurance premiums, and job related expenses. Child or spousal support actually paid under a court order to someone who is not a subject of the award being calculated may be deducted. In absence of a court order, child support paid in guideline amount for children not residing with the parent and are not the subject of the award being calculated may also be deducted. A "hardship," as defined by the Family Code, is not deducted from child support but is deducted from the income of the party with the hardship." http://www.divorcenet.com/states/california/ca_art07 The amount of child support awarded with this formula is presumed to be correct. However, it can be negated by the parents determining a different amount, one parent making an exceedingly high income that would reward a much higher support than is needed by the children, special medical needs of the children, the child support payer having a very low income level, or one parent having a much higher housing cost than the other. After calculating you and your husband's monthly net income, you should be able to plug the numbers into the formula and get the proper amount. Search terms: california child support I hope this helps you and if you need any clarification, let me know and I'll be glad to help. Cheers, --keystroke-ga```
 ```Hello sdsusanna-ga, Here are some calculators to help you follow keystroke-ga's instructions. http://www.divorcehq.com/calculators/ca_supportcalc.shtml California Child Support Calculator http://www.alllaw.com/calculators/childsupport/california/ California Child Support Calculator http://www.childsup.cahwnet.gov/faq.asp California Department of Child Support Services Good luck. ~ czh ~```