Throughout the country, there is a solid public policy interest in ensuring both parents provide financial support for a child. This means that strictly enforced child support regulations are mandated in all fifty states. Parents usually cannot waive a child's prerogative to child support, and parents who are mandated to provide this support but refuse to do so can face a variety of enforcement actions and consequences, including the suspension of their driver’s license or court-ordered garnishment of their income. Each state has somewhat distinctive regulations and formulas when it comes to determining what child support payments should be. Some of these formulas include the Percentage of Income model, the Income Shares model, and the Melson Formula model.
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Additional details and information about child support models, payments, calculations and formulas—including the different regulations mandating child support orders and enforcement—can be more clearly conveyed by a child support lawyer. Additionally, a child support lawyer can look at the specific details of your scenario, and take your former partner’s financial situation into consideration as well. We can help provide a more accurate estimate of what you may owe in child support payments—or we can help provide a more accurate estimate of what the other party should owe you in child support payments.
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Did you know?
Although there are some similarities between states for child support payment calculations, there are many differences as well.
Child support payment cases can become even more complicated if both parents reside in two different states. It is important to speak with a child support lawyer in your state to find out how the laws near you affect your situation.