CalSupport & Custody X Change: More Accurate Calculations
Get the most accurate child support amounts when you combine Custody X Change with CalSupport.
When CalSupport asks you for total parenting time, don't rely on guesswork or estimates.
Instead, use Custody X Change to calculate total parenting time numbers from any custody schedule.
Enter those numbers into the appropriate field in the CalSupport program for an accurate and fair child support amount based on California's guidelines
Custody X Change calculates parenting time percentages. Use it together with CalSupport to have more accurate child support calculations.
CalSupport helps you with multiple tasks that are part of family law cases. This powerful software lets you make accurate calculations for child and spousal support and also create worksheets and legal forms that are ready for court.
CalSupport helps attorneys and other professionals in navigating the complexities of the California child and spousal support guidelines. Once you enter the client's data into the proper fields, the software calculates accurate totals and provides printable reports.
Among the outstanding features of CalSupport are:
- Timeshare worksheets
- KidCare parenting scheduler
- Case Info worksheet
- Support summaries
- Up-to-date California support guidelines
Nolo Press Occidental, the creator of CalSupport, has been producing software for family law professionals since 1971. Created by attorneys, CalSupport is designed to reduce the time and resources that California attorneys spend on complex calculations surrounding child and spousal support.
CalSupport was rated best in class above four other competitors by a select group of California attorneys and judges competition. This means these family law professionals found CalSupport to be superior in categories such as ease of use, price, response time, accuracy, transparency and support.
Also, CalSupport has been certified by the California Judicial Council, the rule-making division of the California court system, since 1995.
CalSupport software is notable for several features, including:
- Simple interface for data entry
- Self-guided tutoring with tips
- Intuitive help screens
- Online glossary of terms
- Accessible tech support
The timeshare worksheet in the CalSupport software requires a timeshare percentage for the non-custodial parent in order to figure out child support, based on the guidelines set by the state of California.
Parenting time is the total time each parent spends with their children outside of school or day care. To figure out a correct timeshare percentage for California, attorneys must calculate the amount of time the non-residential parent spends with the children.
This information is combined with data concerning each parent's income and the parenting time credit applies to both sole and shared physical custody cases.
CalSupport allows you to select a standard 20 percent timeshare or enter a customized number in order to calculate child support. However, when clients use a more detailed schedule, it becomes more difficult to calculate a precise timeshare percentage.
Custody X Change software includes a parenting time calculator that shows exactly how much time each parent has with the children. It can provide this data as total number of hours, days or as a percentage of time annually.
When you set up a parenting time schedule, the software automatically counts up all the full, half and quarter days for the non-residential parent. This accurate parenting time total really helps anyone who uses CalSupport.
Use Custody X Change to get accurate parenting time totals, because:
- Parenting time totals are difficult to figure out by hand, because attorneys must add all the quarter, half and full days within a year for the non-residential parent.
- Figuring parenting time totals adjust every time an attorney changes the schedule.
- Calculating and re-calculating any change to the schedule is so complex, some attorneys are forced to estimate or guess.
- Entering parenting time totals calculated from a guess or estimate into the California child support formula means that child support amounts will likely be wrong.
Figuring out child support amounts requires exact numbers, from each parent's income to the amount of credits allowed. Another important number is the parenting time total, or how long each parent is scheduled to be with the children. Correct numbers mean the child support amount is fair and accurate, and Custody X Change delivers accurate totals every time.