How much child support should I pay?

Like everything in the world of family law, there is no set figure for how much child support a parents has to pay the other. Child support assessments are conducted and determined using an 8-step formula. This formula determines the following figures:

  1. Child support income

  2. Parents’ combined income

  3. Parent’s income percentage

  4. Parent’s percentage of care

  5. Parent’s cost percentage

  6. Child support percentage

  7. Costs of children

  8. Child support amount

At the end of the assessment, The Department of Human Services (DOHS) will have a summation of who should pay what. However, this assessment isn’t always fair. When dealing with straight numbers, the DOHS often neglects the human element, and can overlook important mitigating factors.

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