In California, child support payments are calculated using a software program called a ‘dissomaster’. The factors used are primarily the number of children, income of both parents and the amount of time spent with the children. Your family law attorney can explain the process in more detail and any variations that affect the child support order.
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Both Family Law Attorneys and judges have the same software program, namely the Dissomaster, which calculates support based on the pertinent factors.
A consultation with a Family Law Attorney or Divorce Lawyer (if the parents were married) would determine the amount of child support and the available options. Changes to an existing child support order can be made based on a change of circumstance.