how do you find out how much child support you should be paying
Hi - my name is XXXXX XXXXX X'X a Family Law litigation attorney here to assist you.Child support is determined by a complicated set of state statutes that ultimately provides a calculation of several factors, income and expenses to determine the support amount a parent should pay. Luckily, states also provide calculators to determine the amount of support you should owe, which bypasses the need to decipher the statutes.Here's a link to the PA state calculator: http://www.humanservices.state.pa.us/CSWS/CSWS_controller.aspx?nkvarNtKQEXKcJXTMS9dzhOXBQM3WDqGns8h4aH_zac6vgRAMt0ncsU22tTygdIc@DDC8DAe6vxASJRHdvjUGA--PpwH1nRO0L580BwISksx_MrG6ZCo@YrfYdnirvi8IwBGmaWTHG1xBasically, all you have to do is fill out the questionnaire and it will tell you the amount of support you should be paying. If you want to look at the statute and how the calculations are done, here's the statute: http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/231/chapter1910/s1910.16-4.html
you provided a Pa site for calculating the amount. I need to know if there is a site for South Dakota. Also in regards XXXXX XXXXX bills, if the person carries health insurance for the children thru his work is he also normally required to also pay a percentage of the deductibles especially if the custodial parent is having a lot of elective, not life threatening procedures, i.e. braces, and cosmetic surgery
I apologize. I thought the question location listed was for PA. Bear with me just a moment and I'll get you the correct information.
Here's a link to the child support calculator: http://dss.sd.gov/childsupport/services/obligationcalculator.aspAs for medical expenses, the usual split is that each parent will share in the cost of the medical expenses not covered by insurance (50% of co-pay or deductible). However, this can be divided just about any way the parents can come up with.
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