Just about all forms of earned or unearned income are used for child support, with some exceptions. The guidelines software automatically deducts taxes because child support is paid from net income.
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I would suggest consulting an attorney since you are asking for detailed knowledge when you are not currently aware of the basics.
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A proper calculation of child support accounts for all annual earned / unearned income. For income that is "sporatic" such as investment or "bonus" income the court can take an average for what the same had been over a 3 or perhaps 5 year period.
Child Support is due and payable until the child is deemed emancipated. There is no set age for emancipation.
As far as the child's mother's income, there are avenues to explore regarding asking the court to impute income to her, unfortunately such issues are simplly to complex for this forum. Accordingly, for a thorough, reliable opinion you should schedule a consultation with an experienced family law attorney who can take the time to review you specific situation with you.
Kenneth A. White, Esq.
New Jersey Family Law Attorney
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Child support is calculated using the child support guidelines or the support statute if the income exceeds the guideline thresholds. There are a number of variables that need to be considered when calculating child support. My office is in Princeton and I would be happy to arrange a consultation to review the matter c
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Agreeing with all of the above, I would also say that yes, there are "deductions" of a sort when it comes to child support. Such items as daycare expenses or health insurance will be factored in, as can items such as mandatory retirement contributions taken from the pay of one parent or the other. Same goes for union dues. Additionally, if the obligor is paying support for other children or alimony, those too will be factored in. There is also an adjustment for a teenage child. As was stated above, it is in some ways a very simple calculation, but you must know that you have ALL of the factors to be considered or you will not get an accurate number.