Helpful video guide to understanding child support for divorcing parents from Los Angeles divorce mediator, Barry Davis.

Family mediator, Barry Davis explains that child support in California is intended to provide kids in divorce with “basic care and maintenance” which generally means housing, food and clothing. The four main factors of child support are 1) the amount of payment; 2) when it will be paid; 3) the duration of payments; and 4) any modifications that might need to be made in the future.

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