Amount used to determine childs care of health care costs

When using the child support calculator and you are trying to determine the amount deducted for health care/dental/vision for the children, what is the method normally used?

Total cost=\$400. There are two children and father. \$400 / 3 = \$133.33 X 2 = \$266.66

Total cost=\$400. Coverage for father = \$250. Coverage for father & children=\$400 or \$150 difference

Would the \$266.66 or \$150 normally be used or could either be used?

When a policy covers more than just the children, the first method you used is the correct method according to the NC Child Support Guidelines if you cannot verify exactly the amount attributable to the children. The amount attributable to the children is not necessarily the price difference between the parent on a policy by him/herself and a policy with the parent + the children.

The total cost is divided by the total number of people on the policy then multiplied by the number of children on the policy for whom child support is being calculated.

Anna Ayscue

Attorney with Rosen Law Firm Cary • Chapel Hill • Durham • Raleigh • Wake Forest