Child Support and Child Support Modification
The determination of an award of child support is formula driven.
The court looks at the incomes (all income from all sources) of both parties and then determines the percentage of each party’s contribution into the combined monthly gross income. A base support obligation is determined from consulting the child support guideline chart for the number of children involved. Employment related day care and health insurance costs for the children will be factored into the formula before a monthly support obligation is determined.
Finally, depending on the family situation, either the sole custody guideline, the split custody guideline, or, the shared custody guideline, would be used to calculate the child support.
The use of the guidelines can be complicated and we can help guide you through the process and assist with determining what your child support obligation should be.