Many people ask how do I calculate child support in my case. There is no boiler plate answer for this. Child support orders are normally what are known as “guideline orders.” This means that based on your circumstances, the biggest three being, your income, your spouse / mother of your child’s income and your timeshare with your child/children.
Try this site to calculate your current child support – http://www.alllaw.com/calculators/Childsupport/california/
To use the child support calculator, select or enter the appropriate information next to each statement. When you have completed the form click on the calculate button to get an estimate of the amount of child support that the non-custodial parent will have to pay to the custodial parent.
Please remember that these calculators are for informational and educational purposes only. The amount of child support a court will order for any particular case may be different from the amount estimated by the calculator. For the most part these calculators assume that all of the children will primarily live with one parent. It is not intended to estimate situations where there is joint physical custody or split custody. It also does not take into account any possible adjustments for children who are not subject to the custody order but who are living with one of the parents. These factors and others may affect a child support order entered by a court.