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In California, can a divorcing husband and wife decide a child

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In California, can a divorcing husband and wife decide a child support amount themselves or does the court have to decide?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  LawTalk replied 7 years ago.
Good morning,

I'm sorry to hear of your dilemma.

The court's role is to order support in the best interests of the children. While this often requires the usual calculator being used, the court will many times order what has been agreed to by the parents if it is within reason.

You can use this site to get an estimate of what the court will expect the level of support to approach:

I wish you the best in 2010.

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