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How Courts Determine Child Support
- The courts base child support on your income and the amount of children you have.
- You will be generally charged 17% of your gross income for one child, 25% for two children and 29% for three.
- If you have multiple child support orders, these will also be reviewed.
Options to Collect Child Support
- Child support can be paid parent to parent, or can be done through the Child Support Enforcement Unit.
- The Child Support Enforcement Unit will garnish the wages and seize income of the parent if they fail to pay.
Support Payments Can Change
- Your child support payments will be reviewed every three years.
- Support can be changed if your income has gone up or down 15%.
Changing a Support Obligation
- If your child has moved into your custody, you can request a change to child support.
- A child must be living on their own, and must not be in school to have a child support obligation eliminated.
Support Modifications Based on Job Loss
- You can modify your child support obligation based on job loss or change of custody with your child.
- You will not be able to modify your child support order if you quit your job.
- Your support order could be increased if your income is raised.
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