The court may order either or both parents any amount necessary for the child’s support. In California, a minor child is a person under the age of 18. There are circumstances where the court can order support for an adult child as well.
It is important to know that the payment of child support cannot be waived by either party. However, an agreement can be reached to an amount of child support that is below the state guideline if certain conditions are met and the court approves the agreement.
There are many factors that go into determining the proper amount of support to be ordered for the care of the minor child. Among those factors are
- Net Monthly Disposable Income
- Period of time in which child spends with each parent
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