Child Support Calculation: Things You Should Know

Children are the most vulnerable people affected in a divorce proceeding. Their interests should be protected at all costs. They shouldn't feel neglected the moment their parents decided to go on separate ways. And this is why you have to understand the importance of child support and how to go about it.


Whether you will be the custodial or non-custodial parent, you need to know how to calculate child support for your kid. To know more about it, here are some pieces of information that can help you out.

Child support policies may differ depending on the state you and your family are living in. However, the common factors involved in child support calculation include the parents' monthly income, the child's needs, and the parents' financial condition. Your child's standard of living should you and your partner remained married is also a factor to take into account because the kid should not get less than he/she deserves.

Usually, the parents' net incomes will be combined to determine the percentage that the non-custodial parent should contribute to child support. Once the combined income is identified, the number of children to be supported and their needs will be determined to calculate the appropriate amount.

Bear in mind that refusing to pay for child support can lead to problems, including jail time, passport denial and license revocation. So, if you want to avoid it and make sure that your child is being taken care, it is best to meet your child support obligations.

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