Rock Springs, WY asked in Child Support for Louisiana

Q: do we have to pay child support if both parents agree that child support is not needed

we are not together and are able to coparent very well together still. we have both decided that whatever the children need we will get together and split everything. will the state still make one of us pay child support if we both agree that that is not needed.

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: Your attorney or mediator, if you agree on everything, needs to draft a Consent Judgment regarding custody and child support. However, child support can always change under one of the following circumstances:

1) one parent accepts state or federal aid, like medicaid,

2) the child support resulting from a calculation using the State Child Support Guidelines, changes by more than 25%, like a big raise, loss of a job, winning the lottery.

Your attorney or mediator can insure that the appropriate language is included to nail it down within a certain range of certainty.

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