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What is a Child Support Worksheet?

If your case is a divorce with minor children, Modification of Child Support, or Legitimation then it will include a child support worksheet. In divorces, it does not matter if it is contested or uncontested as you will have... Read More

Extraordinary Educational Expenses/Private School Deviation

Private school can be included as a deviation in the child support worksheet. It is considered a non-mandatory deviation. The deviation for private school is called the extraordinary educational expense and located in Schedule E of the child support... Read More

Child Support Payment Methods

What is the best way to pay Child Support? It is important to use a method that allows you to have a way to show proof of payment. The method should be traceable. This means using a check, money... Read More

Other Discretionary Deviation’s

Check out our articles on Low-Income, High-Income and Private School Deviations to learn more about those specific deviations. Travel expenses, Life Insurance, and Extraordinary Expenses are other deviations you can encounter when calculating child support. It is important to... Read More

Low-Income Deviation

Low-Income Deviation is non-mandatory and up to the Court’s discretion to grant. There are two reasons a low-income deviation can be requested. Those are if the non-custodial parent has no-earning capacity or the child support would create economic hardship.... Read More

Income Deduction Order

An Income Deduction Order is different from other forms of child support payments as it is an order from the judge. The Order allows the child support amount to be withheld from the non-custodial parent’s paycheck. When a case... Read More

High-Income Deviation

High-Income Deviation is a non-mandatory deviation. It is generally used to modify the child support upwards for the non-custodial parent.  It is used when the parents combined adjusted income per month is above $30,000. When calculating Child Support the... Read More

Work-Related Childcare Expenses

What is included in Work-Related Childcare Work-Related childcare expenses are the other mandatory deviation that will be added to your Child Support Worksheet. In some cases, the deviation can include more than just childcare expenses related to work. According... Read More

Gathering Information 

When do I need to start gathering information? Before your case even begins it is important to go ahead and start collecting information. Financial information will be a topic of discussion in your consultation and it would be helpful... Read More

Uncontested v. Contested Divorce 

Uncontested Divorce Uncontested Divorces mean that before a case is started the parties have agreed on major aspects of the marital asset division. Those topics of agreement are the marital home, bank and savings accounts, debts, and split of... Read More

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