Just got served child support papers since my ex gf and I split 4 months ago. We have 2 kids and lets me see them 2 days a week but have been sleeping over only 1 day a week. Her parents help her and mine passed away so they are better over there. If I make 12/hour and she makes 14/hour both work full time ,about how much will I have to pay her?
Pursuant to the guidelines of the Child Support Standards Act, you will pay basic child support for 2 children. which is 25% of your gross income from all sources minus FICA and City taxes.
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Do not go to child support court alone. Percentages go out the window when you are not represented by a lawyer.
Since it appears that your ex girlfriend is the primary custodial parent, you will pay child support.
Child support is based on the Child Support Standards Act. For two children, "basic child support" is 25% of your gross income less social security and medicare taxes. However, your full income is relevant -i.e. if the court cannot impose statutory support percentages for income at or within a certain percentage of the poverty level.
In addition to "basic child support", there are additional mandatory add ons to support. Those are the cost of health insurance premiums, unreimbursed medical and dental expenses and daycare expenses.
Assuming you made $12/hr all of last year, after the standard FICA deduction your child support will be approximately $95/wk, plus a pro rata percentage of medical and child care expenses.
25% for two children on the first $141,000, then at a discretionary amount for income above that limit. Since you are both hourly employees, ignore the cap.
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