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Child support is based on a person's income, and if they are not employed the courts have the option to order support based on what they determine that the person reasonably could be earning. So yes, the court can look at what an average high school student could earn working part time while in school and order support to be paid based on that. ALso, that figure would change for over the summer (since more hours can be worked). If he was college bound, they probably would take that into consideration again for the coming school year.
This is a point where it would make sense to either consult with a local family law attorney or contact the Louisiana Department of Social Services, Office of Family Support and Support Enforcement Services to look at filing for support.For the Department of Social Services Family Support Division, click on this link:http://www.dss.state.la.us/departments/ofs/Support_Enforcement_Services.html
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