If parents have 50/50 custody is the parents with higher income still obligated to pay the other for child support?

Asked about 1 year ago - Gainesville, FL

FOR 50/50 custody is the parent with the higher income obligated to pay the other parent child support?

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  1. Gregory Thomas Buckley

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    Answered . There will usually be a child support obligation even in a true 50/50 time-sharing situation when one party has a higher net income. Other factors will include the costs of childcare and health insurance for the child, and which party pays them.

    Please note that without more specific information, I am unable to provide a definitive answer to your question.... more
  2. Milton Acevedo

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    Answered . Child support is according to guidelines. People have the misconception that because time-sharing is 50/50, there is no child support. While that may be the case the majority of the time (at least minimal support), that is not the case all the time. In order to properly answer your question, we would need to run guidelines to see if there would be any support obligation. Hope this helps.

    Please be advised this is for informational purposes and should not be construed as legal advice. Please also be... more
  3. Carin Manders Constantine

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    Answered . In most cases, yes.

    This information is a general answer and is not specific to any particular case. Carin Manders Constantine, Esq.... more
  4. William Charles Rosenfelt

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    Answered . Generally speaking, yes.

    Please be advised that any answers or information disseminated above do not constitute legal advice and that the... more

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