There are many issues that need to be discussed during the divorce process. One of the most important discussions divorcing parents in California can have is about their children and things that will affect their lives, such as child support. Parents have to share in the responsibility of raising their children and that includes financially and every state has its own rules regarding how child support is to be calculated, but parents can come up with their own plan if the court agrees.
Each family is different, so there is no one way of doing things during and after a divorce. But one thing is always clear -- decisions have to be made with the best interests of the children at heart. First, it is important to know that a child support agreement can always be modified depending on the circumstances of the payor and the payee. Second, former spouses need to understand that child support always trumps spousal support, and third, child support has neutral tax consequences.