Covington, LA asked in Divorce and Child Support for Louisiana

Q: Is there any such thing as "the bare minimum" in child support payments? My boyfriend's ex keeps telling his kids that.

She shares every detail about everything. One is now 18 but the others are 13 and 14. The divorced was handled by her father, a lawyer and he has told them the same. We thought it was based of income using the support calculator for Louisisana. Just want to be sure, he has never had an attorney and she is saying she is taking him back for more money now. He pays 1600.00 a month.

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Mr. James Zitzmann
Mr. James Zitzmann
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: The lowest child support payment under the child support guidelines is 100 per month, however this can be deviated from if the parties entered into a consent judgment. Also, a party can file a motion to modify child support if they can show a material change in circumstances.

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