The Relationship Between Child Visitation and Child Support

When reaching a divorce settlement, many aspects of your divorce will influence one another. There is often a relationship between child support payments and child visitation, though this relationship can vary from state-to-state. Because the relationship between child visitation and child support is regulated statutorily, it is important for those seeking a divorce be aware of their own state’s regulations.

If you are concerned about child visitation or child support arrangements, contact the experienced San Marcos Divorce Lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, by calling (760) 757-6854. Our skilled and experienced attorneys can help you to better understand your legal rights in this situation.

California’s Establishment of Child Support Payments

While some states do not factor in a parent’s visitation schedule when calculating child support, California does. California considers what is called “timeshares” when calculating child support payments, which simply means that a non-custodial parent’s time spent with his or her child is factored into his or her payment for child support. California also considers the following when calculating child support payments:

  • Best interests of the child
  • Educational and physical needs of the child
  • Incomes of each parent
  • The number of children involved

As you prepare to go through this complicated legal process, it can be valuable to preliminarily understand that there is a formal, statutorily established relationship between child support payments and child visitation in California.

Speak with a San Marcos Divorce Lawyer

If you or a loved one is involved in family law litigation or a divorce case with child support, custody, or visitation issues, and need legal representation, don’t hesitate to contact the Fischer & Van Thiel Family Law Firm of San Marcos at (760) 757-6854 today to get solid legal advice and a professional divorce lawyer consultation.