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Does having joint custody lower child support payments?
Last Updated: 14th January, 2020
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Keeping this in view, do I pay child support if I have 50 custody?
If parents have achildequally—50% of the time, each—acourt may notorder either parent to pay child support. Theywouldstill owe some child support, even though theysplitphysical custody evenly.
Likewise, how is joint custody child support determined? Joint Custody and Income SharesModel In states that utilize the income shares modelforchild support, the court uses the number of overnightsthatthe child spends with each parent to calculate theamount ofsupport.
Simply so, does a father pay child support with 50 50 custody?
Both parents can take care of the childrenquitewell with their respective 50% childcustody.However, if the lower earning parent wants topetition thecourt for extra money in the form of childsupport, theycan do it and they will get itaccording to thechild support formula in theirstate.
Do I have to pay child maintenance if we share custody?
Both parents are legally responsible for thefinancialcosts of bringing up children. If you split up,youmay have to pay maintenance if you don'thaveday-to-day care of any children you have. TheChildMaintenance Service (CMS) can arrangemaintenance underthe 2012 Child MaintenanceScheme.