Q: What proof do I need to show I have 2 other children I’m obligated to?
I also receive ebt as well as Medicaid for myself and my son as I am low income. How will this affect my ability to pay child support to another child with a different father other than the two I have now.
A: Child support is based on your gross monthly income. If you are unemployed, the court will impute minimum wage and use that as your gross monthly income. Being low income doesn't affect your ability to pay child support, nor does having additional biological children whom you support. Those factors may decrease the amount of support you pay, but do not relieve you of the obligation. If you would like to provide proof to the Court of your qualified dependents, you should produce a birth certificate for each child, paternity test results, and/or a child support order for the other children you would like to be given credit for in your new child support case. Because either the biological children need to live with you and receive your financial support, or you need to be paying child support for them, in order for them to be considered qualified dependents and listed on a child support worksheet.
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