Alabama formula determines amount of child support.
Parents are responsible for the financial support of their children. Alabama state law makes that clear with the guidelines for child support. The income share formula that Alabama utilizes considers several factors to determine how much support will be paid.
- Both parents’ gross incomes are considered, up to a combined total of $240,000 per year.
- Health care insurance costs are a part of the formula.
- Day care expenses are included.
- The formula also considers any pre-existing child support or alimony obligations and the amount of those obligations.
When the combined incomes are above $240,000, the parties are considered outside the guidelines and the court must determine the needs of the child and each party’s ability to pay.
For the non-custodial parent, financial support of a child is not an option; it is an obligation.
Know your child support rights and obligations. Talk to a Jefferson County AL divorce lawyer.
The child support formula applies to divorcing parents as well as to parents who have never been married. Call 205-403-5577 or contact us by email to set up an appointment with our Jefferson County AL divorce attorneys to discuss child support, child custody and parenting time.