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child support?

I want to know what women think about this. Do you believe that child support should be owed always in any case? If you share 50/50 custody should child support still be owed? And if so for what? And how much would you think would be fair?

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milf661

Asked by milf661 at 10:37 PM on Mar. 21, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • In joint custody support is not owed. Normally it is a pay for what you need thing.
    Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 10:39 PM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • Most states have a percentage calculator for support.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:40 PM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • If it's 50/50 custody then no it shouldn't have to be paid. If it is anything more or less than that then it should be owed but only for the percentage that is over what the other parent has.

    JAIRATRACI

    Answer by JAIRATRACI at 10:43 PM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • 50/50 LEGAL custody is not the same as 50/50 PHYSICAL custody. In most cases, even in joint custody cases, one parent has the child(ren) the majority of the time which provides a financial burden on that parent so yes it's still owed to balance things out.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:19 PM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • While parents may have joint custody, one parent has to have physical custody - with that being the child's primary residence. The parent who has physical custody should be receiving child support, no matter what the other makes. That's how it works here in MA, and I agree with that!!

    Morgain

    Answer by Morgain at 11:40 PM on Mar. 21, 2010

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