Are medical expenses part of child support?
Up to 30% of child support can be paid by the payer spending directly on bills. Only certain types of expenses are eligible, including School uniforms and text books, Child care payments, Medical and dental expenses, School fees, Housing expenses such as rent, and Motor vehicle costs.
Why is child support based on gross?
In general, when establishing someone’s ability to pay, courts take a parent’s gross income and subtract out any mandatory deductions, arriving at a “net income”. The rationale is that it is more important to pay for your child’s support than to pay back that loan you took out to repair your bathroom.
How often can you modify child support in California?
The judge can ONLY change your child support from the date you filed your papers in court asking for the change. So you will not only be unemployed, but you will also owe 3 months of child support at the old amount plus whatever interest is accruing on that back (past-due) child support.