Are bills that are being paid taken into consideration when child support is being calculated?

Asked over 1 year ago - Carrollton, TX

My wife left me and took my daughters with her. I am struggling to pay bills that were incurred while we stay together. These bills include student loans. I am just wondering are there variable factors used when calculating child support or is it just a percentage of pay and that's that?

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  1. Terresha Deneen Wile Stevens

    Contributor Level 12


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    Answered . Student loans payments are not a consideration in calculating child support. Typically only income is considered unless the child has extraordinary expenses due to a mental or physical disability.

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  2. Carmine John Giardino

    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . Don't represent yourself. Hire a lawyer as soon as possible. Good luck!

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