How a Court Determines Basic Support

    Learn how a court considers both parties' income and parenting schedule to determine child support, daycare costs, and health-related expenses.

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    Other Elements of a Net Support Obligation

    In addition to the basic support obligation, courts will also calculate costs for medical and dental insurance, child care, and past support or arrears.

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    Past Support and Arrears

    If someone who is supposed to pay child support does not pay, the amount they owe will add up and they will still be obligated to pay it. The consequences of non-payment can be significant.

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