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Children do not have to suffer the consequences of their parents’ divorce. Child support exists to give children a good standard of living in the wake of their parents’ separation. The law takes into account several factors in determining the amount to be paid, as outlined in the California Family Code.
Section 4053 of the code identifies the factors considered in determining the right amount of child support. The law considers the income of each of the parents, along with respective responsibilities in caring for and supporting the child.
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Another important factor determined in the law is the maintenance of children’s standard of living, which should be identical to that of their parents. Parents who refuse to pay adequate child support may have to suffer very serious consequences. The court may elect to execute a wage assignment, where the supporters in default will have…
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