Child Support: What is Considered Income to Calculate Child Support As Far As the Court is Concerned

At the Orange County Child support Law Office of David P Schwarz we will aggressively fight for your rights to allow the Courts to view your correct income when it comes to child support issues. Please call our office at 949 735 9266 or via the web or via email at

 To determine the income that the Orange County child supports use the Courts refer to the it as gross annual income. The IRS and the child support courts define income as from whatever source derived.

An Orange County gross income attorney will assist you in determining what is gross income for the Orange County Courts. Some examples of income would be commissions, salaries, royalties and wages. These type of incomes give the Orange County Court broad discretion in determining what can be considered as income in determining child support. Most people have some sort of wage so the Court would be able to use that wage determine income.

The Orange County gross income law office of David P Schwarz will further assist you in determining what is gross income for the courts if you receive something different than wages. Other examples of income would be bonuses from your employment which are quite common among employees in Orange County.

Other gross income the Orange County Court determines as used for child support would be rents, dividends, pensions, interest, trust income, and annuities. These type of income are not your normal wages or w-2 or 1099 documentation that most people derive as their income. This is a broad spectrum of income. Therefore, anywhere you receive your money to live on and pay expense the Orange County gross income lawyer will assist you in calculating the proper child support order from the Court.

The Orange County Child support court will even use as income workers' compensation benefits, unemployment insurance benefits, disability insurance benefits, social security benefits, and spousal support actually received from a person not a party to the proceeding to establish a child support order under this article. Thus any way you earn money can be used as gross income for child support. There is no way to actually hide income and state it is not a wage or a 1099 and therefore it is not income.

Often at the Orange County gross income Law office of David P. Schwarz clients come to me and attempt to show they have limited income due to their profit and loss of their own business. In order to determine Income from the running of a business often the owner must produce the bank deposits and then produce the expenses used to run the business. Therefore the income will be the deposits minus the expenses.

Also Earning Capacity of the paying spouse can be used in Orange County Courts to determine income. The Court will make a determination and an Orange County gross income attorney will help protect you from the Child Support attorney who works for the County of Orange attempt to prove your earning capacity is higher than it acutally is.

At the Orange County gross income Law Office of David P Schwarz we have years of experience protecting the interest of our clients in the Orange County Child Support Court. Please Call us at 949 735 9266 or via web or via email at

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