HOW IS CHILD SUPPORT DETERMINED?
The information contained below is based upon our interpretation of the statutes, our experience in family law and what we think most judges will order with this experience in mind.
Child support is calculated by a software program which is kept current every few years by a state-wide committee. The driving force in the calculation is the gross monthly income of both parents. If a parent does not have an income to calculate, the judge may “attribute’ a monthly income to that parent to figure what the child support would be. If you have any questions, please call our office as we would be happy to advise you further.