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with the kind of money we make and before this happened he always gave me 10,000.00 a month and paid almost every bill what kind of support could i expect in this state with an autistic child
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Attorney & Mediator replied 9 years ago.
You would need more information than just his income to calculate a support amount. So a rough estimate would be in the range of $5,000.00 per month in child support. This does not factor in that the child is autistic, that the child has medical needs, that the child needs special school or day care and that his support obligation will continue for the rest of the child's life if the child is incapable of making a living on her own.

The $5,000.00 is based on the child support guidelines so the court has the discretion to increase or decrease based on actual needs. So if you can show a pattern where he was able to afford $10,000.00 a month for the child's needs and that this amount is a reasonable amount for the needs of an autistic child, then the court has the discretion to award this amount to continue.

You can use the following calculator to arrive at an estimate here.

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