Right now I have full custody of two kids. He gets them every other weekend and every other Thursday night. I’m thinking about quitting my job to become a stay at home mommy since daycare expenses are crazy expensive. Will my child support that I receive go up or down?
That depends on a number of factors. No one can tell you with the amount of information that you have provided here, whether it will go up or down. In order to determine the correct child support amount, an attorney would have to calculate it according to the current child support guidelines. You should schedule an appointment to meet with an experienced child support attorney in your area, and show them your current child support order and worksheet, and be prepared to provide updated financial information for you and the father. Only then can the attorney give you a reasonable estimate of whether your child support may go up or down.
This response is not legal advice. No answer to these questions is intended to, nor does it, create an attorney-client relationship. Any statements made by me are based upon the limited facts you have presented, and under the premise that you will consult with a local licensed attorney about the particular facts and circumstances of your case.
If you quit, your child support would theoretically go up. However, a judge may impute your income from your job leaving it the same.
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