Q: I filled for parentage and 50/50 custody, then the mother filed for child support. What do I do? Which takes precedence
Child custody is decided first, because child support is calculated by looking at the time share percentages per each parent, each parent's incomes, tax filing status, and tax deductions.
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A: Child support is determined after or when custody orders are issued. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.
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