My ex has 2 children from his prior two marriages and we have one together. He does not want to pay 17% of remaining income after his other 2 support amounts are deducted bc he feels it is too much. Will a judge allow him to pay less than 17% for our child. He says when u have 3 kids it shld be 29% not 17%each. Will a judge agree?
No, you are correct and he is not. Seek the aid of an attorney to help you with this as people who have these sorts of notions make things very difficult.
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You are correct in your interpretation of how support is calculated. However, many factors come into play in determining child support, so you should consult with a family law attorney to determine if your ex may have an argument to deviate from the standard child support percentages.
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