Divorce Guidelines CA

California uses community property laws to divide assets in divorces. Community property laws provide, basically, that all assets and debts accrued during the marriage are to be divided 50/50. There are many exceptions to this rule, but this is the basic guideline. All states, including California, also provide Guidelines for Child Support. Using your income, tax rates, and, in many states, the amount of time each parent spends with the children, child support orders are set in accordance with the Guidelines formula.