Initial Child Support Calculations
One of the first questions parents in a divorce or separation situation ask is how much child support will be paid.
Not knowing how much money you’ll need to pay or will receive each month can be stressful, especially if you’re juggling paying rent, buying groceries, and paying for daycare.
You don’t have to wait until your case is in full swing to have a better understanding of how much child support may be ordered.
At Lopez Law Firm, we use the official guidelines of Washington, D.C., courts to give you an idea of how much child support you can expect in your situation.
There are certain variables that play into how much child support will be ordered, including:
- Who the child lives with much of the time
- How many children are involved
- The income of both parents
- Whether there are other court-ordered child support cases for either parent
- The cost of the child’s health insurance premiums and extraordinary medical expenses
- The number of other children living in each parent’s home
- The amount of time the child spends with each parent
Even if you are not completely certain of the other parent’s income or financial obligations, we can walk you through the calculations from your first consultation and give you an idea of how much you can expect.
While we do our best to give you accurate and complete estimates, discovering new information about you or the other parent can change these calculations before your case is finalized.