How is Child Support Calculated?

In a contested divorce when you and your spouse are unable to come to a decision on your own and have to go to court, you are leaving the decision in the hands of the judge. A judge may have all of the official documentation in front of them, but they typically make decisions off of a specific set of guidelines.

The following may be used to make a child support decision:

  • The parent's job, income, or earning capacity
  • The best interests of the children or child
  • The child's financial, healthcare, and emotional needs

Call (205) 209-4582 for a consultation with a Jasper child support lawyer.