Heading to a mediation Tuesday. Just wondering I’d we can agree on a set amount or will she get more because of the household bills? I disagree with that but not sure what the state will do. Thanks in advance.
Depending on what the deviation amount is and the reason for the deviation, will determine if the court would find issue with it or not.
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You should go to the online chow support calculator and see how close you guys are. If you Google Marilyn child support calculator the department of social services website should come up you have to agree to the terms and conditions of the site and then you can choose the pussy arrangement you have and plug in your numbers to see what your child support Is. If there is a specific reason why you are deviating from dads house support amount you should have that information ready for the judge so that they can make an appropriate decision.
IF you agreed to less than the Child Support Guidelines require, the court may refuse to approve it; however, if you and your wife can explain to the court's satisfaction why the downward deviation is in the child's best interest, the court will approve it. Usually a recitation of the reason is enough. You won't, however, have to do this at mediation. Also, assuming your incomes fall within the guidelines, child support is not based on household bills; it is based on the gross incomes of the parties, the cost of health insurance for the child, the cost of any extraordinary medical expenses and the cost of work related child care.
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