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I am disabled and make 24988.00 a year. My ex husband is an

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I am disabled and make 24988.00 a year. My ex husband is an attorney and I know he makes over $ 130000.00. How much can I be expected to pay for child support.we have a 5 year old son.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  LegalGems replied 1 year ago.

Here is a calculator that can be used to get a figure ( we aren't allowed to run the numbers because we don't have all the requisite information, and that would be a legal service performed by a private attorney) -

Also, here is the worksheet, with the table at the back. The court combines the parties monthly income to determine what basis to use for child support. Approximately $1400 is the amount for one child when the parents' combined income is in the $10,000 range monthly.

Parents pay a proportional share of the obligation based on their child support income. If one parent earns 60 percent of their combined gross income and the other parent earns 40 percent, then their child support obligation will be shared 60-40.

So for example, if the ration is 20-80, the parent that earns the lesser amount would pay 20% of the obligation, so in the above example, the paying parent would pay $280 per month.

The parent with primary residency (custody) of the child does not pay support to the other party (the party not having primary custody) even if the primary residency parent makes substantially more.

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