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You are correct the minimum child support, per the state guidelines, is 20% of minimum wage based upon a 40 hour week which in this case would be approximately $250 per month..
However, generally, if both parents agree to a difference amount, the court will accept their agreement. But, if the custodial parent (the wife here) is receiving any state assistance, such as TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), then the state may insist on the full amount.
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