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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?

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Jean Richardson
Jean Richardson
  • North Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

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!

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