Q: How does Nebraska determine if someone only owes 10% of their monthly income in child support?
What are the guidelines for being “low-income”
This is how the Nebraska Child Support Guidelines defines minimum support:
§ 4-209. Minimum support.
Even in very low income cases, except in cases of disability or incarceration where a lower amount may be justified, a minimum monthly support of $50, or 10 percent of the obligor's net income, whichever is greater, per month should be set. This will help to maintain information on such obligor, such as his or her address, employment, etc., and, hopefully, encourage such person to understand the necessity, duty, and importance of supporting his or her children.
You can use the child support calculator on the Nebraska Bar Association's website to see what amount of child support might be likely in your case and if the $50/10% might apply in your case. Cases where I have seen the Court use the 10%/$50 minimum include cases where the parent was a minor but working a part-time job while attending high school, a parent that doesn't receive disability but is out of work for a longer period of time due to an injury and doesn't have other income (no unemployment, no workers' compensation, etc.).
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