The “J” Factor is a complicated formula used to calculate support payments, and the Dissomaster™ is the program that calculates pretrial and/or temporary spousal support.
Simply put, the “J” Factor formula takes into account the amount of time each parent spends with their children. It is just one of many factors that go into calculating child and spousal support payments.
The Dissomaster™ is often used by California courts to learn about each parents’ income after taxes, and gives judges a ballpark figure for monthly support payments. The courts then use these preliminary numbers to determing a permanent alimony figure.