Child Support Calculator & Insurance Premiums

Dear singleagain:

Greetings. My suggestion is that you bring a copy of the child support worksheet and the guidelines to court with you and talk to the judge, not the child support enforcement agent - as they are not an unbiased party, but instead are working for your spouse to get the most child support they can. You are correct.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

10925 David Taylor Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax

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I recently had to attend court for temporary child support. In preparation I used your child support calculator to get an idea of my monthly payment. My ex’s insurance premium is $155, which also covers 2 kids. On the worksheet it specifically states that Health insurance premium costs- child(ren) portion only (Total premium / # of persons covered * # of children subject to order = children’s portion. I pointed this out in the child support enforcemant agent’s office as well as in court, and I was informed that my ex got to claim the entire amount because they had to opt for the family plan. My ex got to count to entire $155, instead of the children’s portion of $103. I am currently unemployed and every little bit counts. I am scheduled to reappear in court at the end of this month. My main concern is that my ex has since remarried and put the new spouse and child on the family insurance plan. So the insurance premium is still $155 but now it covers 5 people. What exactly am I obligated to pay for health insurance?? Thanks in advance for all of your help