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What income would be considered in either child support or spousal support?

by | Nov 21, 2012 | Firm News |

When a husband or wife are navigating a Sacramento divorce, child support and spousal support is often a critical issue that needs to be resolved. Parties often do not understand what is accounted for as income when determining what figures to input in the support calculation. A Sacramento divorce attorney can help you resolve these child support and spousal support questions. You should be aware that Family Code Section 4058 provides that there are many sources of income available for child support and spousal support in your Sacramento divorce or Placer County divorce.

Some excellent examples of income that are considered  available for child support and spousal support include: realized stock options, personal expenses run through a business, company car, or any other benefits that reduce your living expenses, such as a cellular phones, fuel, or insurance.

Although the following list is not exhaustive, some sources of income that are considered as available for child support and spousal support in a divorce proceeding would include:

1. Wages

2. Realized stock options

3. Routine monetary gifts

4. Grants

5. Personal expenses run through a business

6. Car allowance or company car