The California Guideline Child Support Calculation Formula is used to generate a preliminary assessment of child support in California. The formula takes into account various factors, including:
- The time that each parent has the child in their custody and control
- Gross income of each parent
- Tax filing status of each parent
- Child care costs
- Other mandatory expenses
While the court takes this into consideration, it has the authority to adjust child support based on the specific circumstances of each unique case.