Xspouse & Custody X Change: More Accurate Calculations
Get the most accurate child support amounts when you combine Custody X Change with Xspouse.
When Xspouse asks you for timeshare percentages, 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 Xspouse 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 Xspouse to have more accurate child support calculations.
Using support calculation software can increase your efficiency and accuracy when it comes to family law calculations. Xspouse is used widely in the California court system and is certified by the California Judicial Council.
Xspouse quickly organizes all the data for the case, and presents multiple scenarios so you can evaluate the best course of action with your clients. The program's reports help you communicate better with your clients, because they help the client understand the data and the results.
Among the features of Xspouse software are:
- Arrearage calculator: Helps you calculate interest on any back child support payments.
- Findings and rebuttals report: Allows modifications to calculated child support amounts.
- Timeshare worksheets: Provides standard and customized visitation scenarios.
- Bonus income reports: Aids in calculating complex income scenarios for support amounts.
Xspouse makes accurate calculations based on statewide uniform guidelines. Each state has uniform guidelines for child and spousal support amounts, and California guidelines are quite complex.
California child support is based on each parent's adjusted income, either annual or monthly, plus a timeshare percentage of when the child is cared for by the non-custodial parent. The formula for child support calculations is found in the California Family Code, section 4050.
Xspouse accepts all the raw data you enter into the information fields about parental income, deductions, allowances and more, plus the timeshare percentage figured from the parent's custody schedule. The program then calculates accurate support amounts using the complex family law formulas.
Once you receive the support amounts, you can print out basic reports for review. Xspouse can also help you create several legal forms for court, saving time and resources.
Xspouse can also help you become more efficient. Ease the burden of creating individual reports for each family law case with Xspouse. The software allows you to choose between standard forms and reports or customizing forms to print. The software takes the data you input, then lets you design your own reports and forms. Print the reports for yourself, for clients or for the court as needed.
Xspouse customers have access to a variety of customer service and help tools, including a help manual you can download. The Xspouse website also features several streaming video tutorials to help users with some of the frequently asked questions about the software. Some of the video tutorials expand on Xspouse's features in greater detail.
Xspouse 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 percentages is the total hours each parent spends with their children, then converted to a percentage. To figure out a correct timeshare percentage for California, you 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.
Xspouse lets you enter a percentage in order to calculate child support. The California guidelines allow for a variety of schedules with many different time factors. When clients choose a detailed visitation schedule, it becomes very 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 users 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 you use Xspouse.
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.