Child Support


#1

How would Child Support be affected if the mother does not work at all. She is 100% able to work, but does not. Would they enter it as if she at least made minimum wage? I did the calculator as if she made nothing per month and it is much more than if she made minimum wage. Also, she has 1 other child whom she gets child support for. Could that be entered in with her monthly gross income as well?


#2

Child support for another child is not considered income.

You can make the argument in court that income should be imputed to her, and a judge may impute minimum wage. You’d have to prove that she has the ability to work, and that she is intentionally not working so as to receive more in child support.