How child-support amounts are set
Well, child support is set by the person’s income. Basically, it’s the secondary conservator or what’s called the possessory conservator. That’s usually the man, generally. Say in a normal situation you’ll have a wife being the primary caregiver of the child. She’ll be the primary conservator. The husband would then in that situation be the possessory conservator. And child support is based on that person’s income. It’s a percentage of their net income, and there are some other — some factors that are taken into consideration, such as medical insurance and such. But it is a formula, and so — and seldom is it about the needs of the other party. It’s not a situation where you have to keep the party in the same living condition or the standard of living that they have been in. Child support is based directly on that person’s income that is having to pay child support.