Child Support – Issues to Consider
In these tough economic times, it’s extremely difficult to support two households after a separation, especially when there are children involved. There are daycare expenses, extra-curricular activities, medical bills, and other bills that go along with raising children. When one parent (usually the parent who has the majority of physical custody of the children) sues the other parent for child support, there are important financial considerations to think about, whether you are the custodial or non-custodial parent. Below is a list of financial considerations that frequently impact the amount of a child support order:
Although this list is not meant to be exhaustive of the issues considered in determining a child support order, it hopefully gives you some indication of how a child support amount is determined. Obtaining a fair child support order is in everyone’s, especially the children’s, best interest.
This article is not intended to be used as legal advice for any specific legal problem.