Child support is the amount of money the court will order one parent to pay the other parent each month for the support of a child. California has a formula for child support, which is calculated by using a computer program. The program bases the child support order on the income of both parties, the time each parent spends with the children, and other factors. Parties can always agree to a different amount of child support as long as the child’s needs are met. Our team can help clients calculate a guideline child support order that will facilitate the best interests of the children involved.