Dear craig:

Didn’t I already answer this question for you? No, paying household expenses is not a reason to deviate. You may have to change the way you live and the lifestyle you are accustomed to, sometimes radically, in order to pay the amount of child support according to the calculator. Good luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
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I checked into the support calculator and found that the amount is not arguable but do laws take into account which parent is left with the maintaining of household from which the child was raised plus exspenses associated with it? Or would that be considered a reson to deviate from the guidelines due to circumstances?