Child Support Calculation

The general rule is that if you are unemployed and trying to calculate child support, as a default, minimum wage is the appropriate benchmark to determine the imputed income. However, if you were a more skilled and highly paid person before staying home, then the imputed income would be higher.

Richard “Bert” Diener
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If I am currently unemployed (stay at home mom ) how does this impact the calculation for child support. I have heard that you just use minimum wage, is this correct?