To calculate child support amounts, courts look at the net resources of the party ordered to pay. What do courts consider as income, and what sources figure into net resources? Here are 20 sources of income courts will use to calculate the child support amount.
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther Kind Jr.
In a final order affecting a child or children, the court can order three different types of child support. The court can order current child support, which is an amount a party is ordered to pay in the future once the case is completed. The court can also order medical child support, which includes dental insurance.
In a Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship (SAPCR) or a divorce with children, there are 5 different types of child support a court can award.
In divorces involving children, a visitation schedule for each parent’s time with their children is included in the final decree of divorce. The following is a breakdown of the summer possession schedule for couples that reside less than 100 miles apart.