Child Support

In California, child support is usually based on a computer program. The court enters the income of each parent and the amount of time each parent spends with the child and then the computer figures out what the child support should be.

The computer does not take into account how much your rent or car payment is, but it does take into account if you are paying child support for other children, if you pay for health insurance for your baby, and a couple of other very specific things. The baby’s grandparents’ income is generally not considered.

Los Angeles County does not usually order that parents under 18 pay child support.