Q: Why is it so hard to figure out child support?
Spouse filled out the worksheet and it seems very wacky. Somehow he calculated it as $60 bucks per kid. He makes about 6K a month and I make about 9K. He will have them for the weekends, though they rarely go over (they are teenagers) would rather hang with friends. I pay health insurance of about 300. Some line calculators show anywhere between 100-2000 a month
Is there a general range? If he filled out the worksheet and the math isn't right, does the judge correc that?
A: You should have discovered to each other your financial affidavit. This document will show his and your net income. Once you have a financial affidavit and an idea of how many days per wee/month each of you will have the children among other factors, you can calculate child support amount using the "child support guidelines worksheet." If the amount is glaringly incorrect, I hope the presiding judge will let you both know. However, do not depend on the judge to do your work for you. Please consult with a family law attorney who can help you with this. Good luck!
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.