I am about to go to meeting about my joint custody case and I have been told that for the children (2) the child support could be as little as $500 or as much as $1,300. Nobody seems to know how to figure joint child support when there is a substancial difference in salaries. Additionally, I have had a job change which puts much of my pay at risk, far more than before.
Legal custody of a child means that a parent has legal authority to make religious, medical, or other significant decisions that affect a child's upbringing.
by Avvo Staff
State laws differ in how to determine child support, but usually consider factors like the child's needs (educational, medical, etc.) and both parents' incomes.