If you have a child in your custody, you have the right to receive child support from the child's other parent. If you are the non-custodial parent, then you have the reciprocal obligation to pay.
Child support is based upon income. Assuming you are talking about Riverside County California, there are a variety of resources available to you if you don't want to file a case or are concerned that one may be filed against you:
First, there is excellent free information available to you about the entire child support process at the California Courts Self-Help Center
. If you want to know how much child support would be if this ended up in court, take a look at the California Department of Child Support Services Calculator
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