Net income is gross income less any and all mandatory deductions. Taxes, union dues, health insurance premiums, pension/ retirement account contributions all may be mandatory and thus reduce gross income.
Responses on AVVO do not create an attorney-client relationship. You shold consult with counsel for a full review of your case.
Income is defined as your gross income minus reasonable and necessary taxes and business expenses. Health insurance is only considered if it is insurance for the children. The only other considerations are mandatory retirement deductions, union dues etc. The courts also consider daycare costs and who is paying the costs and who is paying the marital mortgage.
Call an attorney and have them review with you the statute defining income and the way support is calculated.
Sheryl R. Rentz
326 West Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA 19003