When children are involved, it seems like the stakes in a divorce are raised much higher. Not only do you have to worry about yourself, you have to make sure that your children's rights are protected. This is especially true when it comes time to calculate child support. You need a Jacksonville attorney from Charles E. Willmott, P.A. who is committed to the very best for your family's future.
As the firm's founder and lead attorney, I am intimately acquainted with the struggles you may be currently facing. I can represent you both in and out of court and will work tirelessly on your behalf. With nearly 30 years of experience under my belt, you can trust my family law insight.
How is child support calculated?
The court has a specific way of calculating child support and the final total is based on a variety of different factors.
The most important factors include:
- The income of both parents
- The number of children
- The amount of money each parent pays for monthly health insurance
- The amount of money each parent pays for monthly child care
The combined income of both parents equals their gross income subtracted from allowable deductions. Gross income can include wages, bonuses, alimony, and self-employment income – essentially anything that is either earned or unearned.
After the total of everything is added up, the court then divides the money between both parents based on their income. In many cases, the noncustodial parent is required to pay a higher amount of child support than the custodial parent.
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