Hello again, Kerryn.
In a court decision In Re Marriage
of Alter, issued by the 6th Appellate District held that gifts may be included in income when determining child support
. In a nutshell, the court found that when gifts are of a recurring nature (as opposed to one time largess) it is within the sound discretion of the trial court whether to include them in income for purposes of determining guideline child support.
Here is a link that provides this and additional information on this issue:
I hope this helps clarify the situation for you.
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