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I'm in the middle of a divorce. My ex is taking two of our 5

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I'm in the middle of a divorce. My ex is taking two of our 5 children and I will have the youngest three. We're in the state of Arkansas. How does child support work in this case? He makes a significant amount of money compared to me and I was a stay at home mom for 10 years prior to getting a part time job, making minimum wage, just to get some free time. Do the two children he takes X out two of them I'm taking so he only has to pay support on one or does he pay child support on the three and I pay child support on the two and it's just deducted from what he'd owe for the three?
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K
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 1 year ago.

Actually the judge would approach this in a number of ways. He may just settle on an amount owed that offsets each parties' child support obligation or he may order no support to avoid complications. I have seen different approaches. The parties can also agree to an amount or no amount and the judge will usually honor that.