Do I have to pay child support if I can barely support myself? 2 Answers as of July 10, 2017

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Law Offices of Gerard A Fierro
Law Offices of Gerard A Fierro | Gerard A Fierro
Your child support obligation is based on your gross income and the timeshare you spend with the child. There are some deductions allowed for health insurance, taxes and some job related expenses. Your general living expenses are not considered in calculating guideline. In some cases a judge may award a below guideline amount if you show your income covers your basic living expenses and it would be in the best interest of the child.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/10/2017
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
Child support is based upon a formula taking into consideration the timeshare with the child and the gross incomes of the parties. Please meet with an experienced family law attorney to explore your options and to determine the proper level of support.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/10/2017
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