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The decision to divorce can be very difficult. The end of the marital relationship can equate to a complete life change.

Divorce and other family law problems are without a doubt, a complicated and often difficult matter – from spousal support disputes to marital assets – to the details of child custody and child support.

There is nothing more important to a caring parent than his or her children. However, child support is one of the most stressful issues a divorcing couple has to deal with. It is probably the most often litigated issue in a divorce case.

So, how is child support arrived at? What is considered income for child support in California?

California Family Code Section 4058(a) states, “The annual gross income of each parent means income from whatever source derived, except as specified in subdivision (c) and includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Income such as commissions, salaries, royalties, wages, bonuses, rents, dividends, pensions, interest, trust income, annuities, workers’ compensation benefits, unemployment insurance benefits, disability insurance benefits, social security benefits, and spousal support actually received from a person not a party to the proceeding to establish a child support order under this article.
Income from the proprietorship of a business, such as gross receipts from the business reduced by expenditures required for the operation of the business”.

The end of a marriage is the end of a legal relationship between two people. We, at the Riverside family law offices of Heath L. Baker, understand that every situation is unique.

We know what you’re going through, and we’ll make sure you’re fully protected, get the peace of mind and protection you need. We will create a personalized plan for your situation which provides attention to each and every detail. Contact us today to discuss your options and answer any questions you may have. Or visit us online, send us a message.

The Law Offices Of Heath L Baker
4009 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, California 92501
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