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    What Qualifies as Income when Deciding Child Support?

    When it comes to child support, it’s all about ensuring that the child is going to be well taken care of and provided for each day. If you are the one who is going to be paying child support, you probably already know that the amount you’re supposed to pay is going to be according to the salary that you make or the amount of money that you bring in. By knowing this, you may want to know exactly what qualifies as income when you begin to make child support payments to provide for your child.

    First and foremost, the current job that you have qualifies as income when you’re going to be paying child support. If you do not pay your share of the child support, the courts can actually garnish your wages so that the money is automatically taken out for the child or children involved. If you have any side jobs or are self-employed, any money that you make can qualify as income and this can be put into a total that will estimate about how much you will then owe when it comes to child support payments.

    Once all of your occupations and incomes are totaled up by the court system, you will be given a specific amount that you will need to pay in order to support that child. This is the amount that you will owe normally each month and this has to be paid or else your wages can be garnished from you before you even see them in your paycheck. Keep in mind that sending child support payments to your child is helping them out and allowing them to have food, clothing and other things that are necessary for their health and happiness.

    Child support is a relatively tricky issue that courts handle on a daily basis with all types of families. Whether the family is considered low-income or they are well off when it comes to their salaries, child support is always determined by your income. This ensures that the person actually paying the child support does not pay too much to where they are unable to live well and have food, clothing and other items they might need, but it also ensures that the children involved will be provided with all of the things that they need to help themselves out. This is why it is vital to work with an attorney on this type of payment arrangement.

    Contact Ronald L Kossack to find the best possible result for your family.