The fact that she could make more income than she does might come into play when calculating child support. The court will need to look at the reason she is earning less money and determine if she is suppressing her income in bad faith. If she quit her job to stay home with your child and is just now getting back into the workforce, the court may not impute income to her especially if she is having trouble finding a job.
The best thing to do is use the average of the weeks she has worked and find out what that works out to be on a monthly basis.
Does your company charge less if you add just a spouse? If that is the case you need to subtract the amount it would be for you and your spouse from the amount you pay for family coverage. The difference is the amount attributable to your son.
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