In California, both parents have an equal obligation to financially support their child. This obligation continues until the child reaches 18 years old. However, if the child is still in high school and has not graduated, then child support will continue until the child turns 19 years old or graduates high school, whichever occurs first.
The goal behind spousal support is that the supported party is supposed to become self-supporting within a reasonable period of time. In marriages of "short" duration, meaning less than ten years, a "reasonable period of time" is defined as one-half the length of the marriage. However, the current laws do not limit the Court’s discretion to order support for a greater or lesser length of time. In marriages of "long" duration, meaning ten years or longer, the Courts have more discretion over the termination date.
Obtaining a support order is essential. The Courts use a system called "Dissomaster," which calculates guideline child and spousal support. When you connect with a skilled and experienced child/spousal support lawyer from Edwards Family Law, A.P.C., you can rest assured that your case will be handled with care.
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