Deviation from child Support Guidelines

What would be considered some valid reasons to deviate from the child support guidelines to move the support amount lower?

A judge might deviate from the child support guidelines if it can be proven by a preponderance of evidence that the Guideline obligation exceeds the reasonable needs of the minor child or the other parent is receiving other forms of child support so that combined with the Guideline obligation the amount would exceed a child’s reasonable needs, etc.

It is unusual for a Court to deviate from the Guideline amount.

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