Child Support is a payment made to the other party to provide support for the care and well being of the child(ren). The courts believe that parents have an obligation to provide support for their child(ren) as if the relationship/marriage had continued.
Calculating child support is an extremely complex process. The main considerations are the parties' respective incomes, the number of overnights each child spends with a party, day care expenses, and insurance expenses for the child(ren).
The child(ren) support obligation continues until the child(ren) has reached the age of nineteen (19). As always, there are exceptions to calculating child support which allow the court to deviate.
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