Arnold, MD asked in Child Support and Tax Law for Maryland

Q: Will my "other pay" that my employer provides me go towards my gross income when calculating for child support?

My employer used to provide my health insurance and it did not show up on my pay check. When I got married it was a cheaper and a better health plan for me to switch to my husbands insurance; so my boss requested I get on my husbands plan and he pay me a monthly premium to make up for what is being deducted out of my husbands pay check. It is listed under "other pay" on my paycheck and is only slightly more than what is being deducted out of my husbands paycheck. I know I get taxed higher since my pay looks like I actually make more. It's an addition gross yearly amount of $3,600. Im getting ready to go to court for child support for my 12 year old and was wondering if this is going to hurt my case?

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A: This question should be addressed to the lawyer who handled your divorce because there may be other information not available to lawyers who have not been involved, and who have never seen the underlying divorce papers.

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