What Parents Need to Learn About Child Support

If you are getting a divorce or have separated from a partner with whom you share a child, the issue of child support will eventually come up. Here are listed the most common child support questions parents have, and the answers that you need to know:

How is child support calculated?

Whitmarsh Family Law now use a generic table that calculates by taking into account takes the parent’s income, the number of children, and the area cost of living. This table was meant bring uniformity in child support, so that one parent would pay close to the same amount as other parents in a similar situation.

How do I determine child support?

Before you decide to divorce, you will want to calculate how much child support you with be either receiving or paying. The amount of support varies from state to state, but you can find general guidelines on how to calculate support by searching the internet.

Do different states and counties have different rates of child support?

Most people don’t realize that child support is set by the county in which the child is living. This means that if a custodial parent moves, his or her child support award can also change should either parent file for a re-adjustment. It may rise or fall, sometimes a large amount, depending on the new area of residence.