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Due to unemployment, I was forced to dip into my IRA to support

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Due to unemployment, I was forced to dip into my IRA to support myself. My ex wants to reduce child support. Is the money I took out of my IRA counted as income for me when calculating child support?

Normally the following is used to calculate the basis for child support:


(3) "Actual income" includes:
(i) salaries;
(ii) wages;
(iii) commissions;
(iv) bonuses;
(v) dividend income;
(vi) pension income;
(vii) interest income;
(viii) trust income;
(ix) annuity income;
(x) Social Security benefits;
(xi) workers' compensation benefits;
(xii) unemployment insurance benefits;
(xiii) disability insurance benefits;
(xiv) alimony or maintenance received;


Withdrawals from an IRA are typically not considered income. The IRA is money that was deposited from the income sources above and would have already been considered.


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