Child Support Guidelines - Deviation


Under what circumstances have you seen a judge order a deviation from the Child Support Guidelines (calculator)?


The court may deviate from the guidelines upon its own motion or upon motion of a party if, after hearing evidence and making findings regarding the reasonable needs of the child for support and the relative ability of each parent to provide support, it finds by the greater weight of the evidence that the application of the guidelines would not meet, or would exceed the needs of the child for support, or would otherwise be unjust or inappropriate.