Typically, courts order support in a monthly amount payable on the first of every month. To help collect, the State of California has a system for wage garnishment where an employer can deduct the child support payments directly from the paycheck like taxes. The employer sends the money to a special agency, which, in turn, sends the funds to the payee. If the parties agree, they can choose to stay wage assignment orders to allow for a party to pay directly.
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