California Child Support Guideline

Shared parenting may have little effect on parents who earn a living in California

Jim Untershine, GZS of LB, 10-05-02

The California Family Code (4055) provides the equations for the determination of child support awards and represents the state's Child Support Guideline.

The following analysis will show that the shared parent (50% custody) who earns a monthly net income between $1,000 and $6,000, will be forced to pay 19% of net income for 1 child, 30% for 2, 38% for 3, and 43% for 4 to the parent who is unemployed.

Shared parenting may not be enough to deny California a court ordered cash flow that allows them to reap a false profit.


To determine the percentage of net income that the noncustodial parent (NCP) will be forced to pay to the custodial parent (CP) in California, the following data must be known

The plots that follow show multipliers K1, K2, K3, and K4 that are referenced in CAFC 4055. The percent of net income that will be demanded of the NCP is calculated by multiplying K1 * K2 * K3 * K4.

The plots that follow also show the percentage of NCP net income that will be demanded by the California state child support guideline regarding 1, 2, 3, and 4 children with parent's total net monthly income between $1,000 ($12,000 per year) and $6,000 ($72,000 per year). Each plot shows CP income varying from 0% to 100% of NCP income.


The NCP is forced to pay alimony that varies with CP income.

The following conclusions assume parent's total monthly net income between $1,000 ($12,000 per year) and $6,000 ($72,000 per year).

Jim Untershine, 824 E Pass Rd #3, Gulfport, MS 39507,,

Jim Untershine holds a BSEE from Mississippi State University and has 13 years experience in feedback control system design. Mr. Untershine is currently using the teachings of Werner Heisenberg and Henry David Thoreau to expose Family Law in California as the exploitation of children for money and the indentured servitude of heterosexual taxpayers who dare to raise children in this country.

Total income between $1,000 and $6,000