I almost have a 100% agreement in a custody situation. There was a temporary order for support, which I have been paying. When I go to the DHFS website, there is a calculator to assist in determining support that I have utilized. There is a question on the form that states, "Does the other parent have additional children for whom he/she is legally responsible, who are not included in this estimate and for whom there is not an order for support?" If there is another order for which this parent receives support, would the answer to this question be no? I know that child support is not considered income, but this question throws me off. If the other parent says yes to this then there is a credit received in calculating the current order that we are working on which would increase my obligation. If the other parent says yes but in all reality is receiving support which exceeds the monthly cost that the other party is saying are there monthly expenses this would offset. Would the answer to the above question be no?
which one of you is the other parent? the recipient of your support or are you the payor of support?
if the payor is paying support for another child pursuant to a court order, the amount of that support is a deduction from payor's gross income to be used to calculate support for this child.
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