All good parents in California and beyond consider the well-being of their children one of their highest priorities in life. Filing for divorce definitely has an impact on children, especially in situations where one parent was a sole provider. If the stay-at home parent is granted custody, child support may be a key issue in the proceedings.
Not every case results in only one parent paying child support. The court can order both parents to make monthly payment to cover expenses related to raising the children involved. Every state has its own guidelines regarding support, and the judge overseeing a particular case may use his or her discretion to determine whether payments are warranted and who will pay them, as well as how much, how often and through what means.