Family Law Questions? Ask a Family Lawyer Online.
Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.My apologies but credit card debt is not taken into consideration. Generally courts look at the payer's gross income minus mandatory deductions, such as health care costs, taxes, union dues, and so forth. Then the net income is what is used to calculate support. Other debts are not taken into consideration, for example the reason you mentioned--the fact one parent may be running up high debts does not and should not affect the child's support levels.The link you have is the formal governmental link and the one most parties, even attorneys, use to provide a reasonable estimate of obligation.