How is child support determined
Determining child support can be approached from two ways. The first approach calls for calculating the cost of supporting a child, while the second looks at how much a parent is capable of contributing towards their child’s welfare. The federal government requires all states to have calculation guidelines for child support orders that can be verified as well as certified. It’s ultimately the family court that issues the child support orders, taking all of the above factors into consideration, and then deciding the amount needed to support the child. Child support orders are usually reviewed every three years to adjust and modify the amount depending upon changes in the child’s financial needs, or in the non-custodial parent’s income.