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My friend is divorcing and wanted to know if he went for split

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My friend is divorcing and wanted to know if he went for split custody of his 4 kids (6 months/6 months) would he still have to pay child support?

VAMD, Esq. :

Hello and thank you for allowing me the opportunity to assist you.

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It's possible that he would still have to pay child support.

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The length of time that each parent has the kids is a factor in how much child support (if any) is paid.

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However, another factor is their income.

VAMD, Esq. :

If your friend makes $1 million per year, and the ex makes $40,000 per year, then I'm certain he'd have to pay child support even though they split time.

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On the other hand, if they both earn about the same each year, then child support probably wouldn't be ordered.

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Does that make sense?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

He makes about $100K per year and she has been a homemaker for the last 16 years. She is currently seeking employment.

Hi again.

It sounds like he would almost certainly need to pay child support. It seems doubtful that she would be able to earn $100k anytime soon.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

OK. How is child support calculated in Nebraska? Is there some sort of formula? Could you give me an example using these factors: Current income of 100K yearly with 4 kids.

Hi again.

Assuming those facts ($100k and 4 kids), and assuming that the spouse earns nothing, he'd have to pay about $2000 per month. But I assume that at some point the ex will be earning money, and that will decrease what your friend must pay. There could be other relevant factors as well, such as if he pays health insurance for the kids, etc.
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