How is child support calculated/

Asked about 2 years ago - Hauppauge, NY

Is child support 17% of total income or 17 % of the income after taxes

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  1. Louis Lawrence Sternberg

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    Answered . Income is defined as "gross income as was or should have been reported on the most recent federal income tax return" minus deductions for social security and New York City and Yonkers income taxes.

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  2. Hayley R. Greenberg

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    Answered . I am sorry to hear about your situation.

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  3. Hillary Johns

    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . I'm licensed in California although each state computes child support as a mathematical computation based on several factors. If you want a sense of what your child support will be, the law library or a consultation with an attorney licensed in your state would help.

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