Child Support


Dear m1garand:

Greetings. It honestly depends on what the separation agreement says. I would calculate as if the alimony only increases the income of the payee, but not decreases the income of the payor. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
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Thank you for this forum. It is a great service to this states citizens.

We are in our second year of our seperation agreement with child support re-calculated every year. Our divorce was finalized last month.

Does the alimony paid reduce the income of the payor or increase the income of the payee for calulation purposes?
I was told by my spouse that it is not used on either side of the calculation.

It doesn’t seem right that alimony is not included in the calculation since it is income or expense for tax purposes and cash flow.

Thanks agian.