Child Support

Dear Stagar:

Greetings. Yes, I think you will be able to obtain a new amount of child support AFTER you have the twins, but not before. Also, bonuses, housing allowances, food allowances from employers are all considered income and included in the child support calculation. Best of luck with the birth!

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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My husband and I are going to have twins. He currently pays slightly above what the calculator suggests. We will be in court as soon as we can get a court date over custody issue, but I was curious as to whether we will be able to reduce child support as well. Our family size will double and his pay will stay the same. I will become a stay at home mom for a while after the twins are born. Additionally, are bonuses, housing allowances, food allowances, etc included in the calculation of child support?

Any interim advise or guidance is greatly appreciated while we wait for out day in court.