What income sources can be used to determine child support?

By |2022-03-30T18:56:53+00:0010 Jan 2016|Categories: Child Support|

What income sources can be used to determine child support?

If parents don’t see eye to eye, any topic regarding their children can be stressful to discuss. One common point of contention is the topic of child support. Sometimes, the paying parent may feel he or she is being required to pay an unfairly excessive amount. But the amount arrived at by the court is typically contingent upon a person’s assets and perceived ability to pay.

Along with salaries and wages, the following income sources can be used to determine how much child support a parent will pay monthly:

  • Veteran’s benefits.
  • Social Security benefits.
  • Pension.
  • Investments.

Many may be under the impression that the amount of child support they pay will depend completely upon what they are making from their job, but this is not true. Some people may have income from various sources and all of them may be used to determine the monthly payment amount. It may not seem fair, but because the child may require a certain amount of money to make sure they are properly cared for and the parent is able to afford it, the courts may disagree with what the parent feels.

Just because parents are not together, doesn’t mean that they should not contribute to their child’s life financially. As children grow, their needs change, so both parents will need to take part in caring for them whether they are the custodial parent or the noncustodial parent. Any parent who is facing difficulties with child support should consider speaking to an attorney, as they may be able to help.

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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