Child Support

What is “guideline” child support in California and how is it calculated?

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California has a complex formula for calculating child support. The algebraic formula is called the Statewide Uniform Guideline (hence the term “guideline support”). The courts use a software program called DissoMaster to calculate guideline support. Except under a few special circumstances, the guideline amount as determined by the DissoMaster software is the presumptively correct amount … View Full Post