Who pays child support?
In general, the parent who is not the residential parent and legal custodian of the child(ren) will pay child support. This can be complicated in shared parenting situations and in other unique family situations, therefore each case requires a detailed and careful analysis.
How much child support will be paid?
Child support amounts are very fact-specific, and are calculated using a basic child support schedule and a corresponding worksheet. A child support order will also detail who will be responsible for health care coverage and/or health care expenses.