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I have 50/50 custody of our son, I know I make more then his

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I have 50/50 custody of our son, I know I make more then his mother btu i pay for everything plus give her a $100.00 a month i pay for all clothing, school supplies school lunches activities medical, co-pays etc she is asking for more support what would i be forced to pay and how do they figure that out?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 6 years ago.

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Are there custody orders in place at this time, or is this all informal?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

its informal

Expert:  Ely replied 6 years ago.
Thank you.

Typically, if you instigated formal custody (and thus, formal support), you'd pay:

-a percentage of your monthly income, see here for an estimate:

-insurance for the child

-50% of anything not covered by insurance in medical costs

...and that is it. It is up to you to decide whether or not formal custody/support is better than what you have now.

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