What happens if you lie about your income for child support?

What happens if you lie about your income for child support?

Hiding or lying about your income This is one of the simplest ways to make a judge angry – and you can be held in contempt of court. Plus, you will wind up owing back-pay (child support arrears) and the rate of back pay interest is a whopping 10% – made payable to the child support recipient.

Are living expenses considered when calculating child support?

Will the court consider high living expenses such as loan payments and income taxes when determining one's ability to pay child support? However, courts typically do not allow expenses such as school expenses, dining out, and entertainment to influence their support determination.

How do I prove non custodial parent income?

You can ask the judge to order the other parent to bring proof of his or her income to court. Proof might include pay stubs, W-2 forms, or tax returns.

Is child support based on gross or net income in California?

When calculating child support under California guidelines, both parents' income is included. The court bases child support on a parent's β€œnet disposable income.” This is the parent's net income after state and federal taxes are paid. The court may also consider any income a parent receives as a bonus or commission.