California, like all states, has legal provisions for child support orders in family law cases involving children.
What You Should Know About Child Support
A presumption which may be disputed is what is called guideline support. The guideline is a calculation usually done by computer software which takes into consideration the parents’ relative gross income, tax rates, child sharing percentage, health insurance costs, etc.
To estimate your potential child support liability, a useful tool is the calculator located at the site for the Department of Child Support Services.