Both parents have an obligation to contribute toward the support of their minor child(ren). Generally, child support is paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent. The custodial parent is the parent the child resides the majority of the time. However, even when the parents have joint physical custody and the child resides an equal amount of time with each parent, the parent with the lower income may still be entitled to child support. In California, child support is determined using a special formula called a “Dissomaster”. Many factors are used in this formula to determine the amount of child support payments, including the gross incomes of the parents and the amount of time the child spends with each parent. We will request an order from the Court to determine your rights to support, or the amount you are expected to pay to support the children from the relationship.