“Ummmm…. get a fathers right lawyer and get that shit fixed 50/50 means you have split everything there shouldn’t be child support…”
I saw this on a FB post. I had to chuckle. This girl believes this. Obviously didn’t even BOTHER to look it up.
Having 50/50 custody doesn’t automatically mean, “there should be no child support.” LOL
Both income’s play a part as well. if both parents make the same amount of money, then it seems child support would be zero, but if one parent makes more than the other, then child support will be due. Remember that. Look up CA law. SMH…..
Check this out: “
How Is Child Support Calculated in 50/50 Custody Situations
There are two main factors that courts use to determine child support in California: custody and income. If parents have a joint custody arrangement that results in the child spending 50% of their time with each parent, then custody is less of a factor in this calculation. However, a 50/50 child support arrangement does not mean that neither parent will be required to pay child support.
Instead, the court may consider the income and earning potential of both parents. The spouse with the higher income may be ordered to pay child support, even where they have equal physical custody of their children.
This may seem unfair, as each parent has an obligation to financially support their children. However, placing an equal financial burden on both parents may not be just in many cases. For example, if one parent earns a high income working in finance, and the other parent works as a teacher for a relatively low salary, putting an equal financial burden on both parents may result in a far heavier burden for the teacher.
California’s child support laws are based on the principle that each parent is obligated to support their children financially — according to their situation. More importantly, child support isn’t a punishment for a parent who is required to pay it. It is meant for the children and is ordered in the best interest of the child.
Of course, there are situations where a 50/50 custody arrangement may result in no child support. If each parent has a similar income and they split custody evenly, then there may not be a child support obligation for each parent. A San Diego child support lawyer can help you determine if you will be required to pay child support based on the facts of your case.”