Counting the Dollars and Cents: Keys to Child Support Add-Ons

If you are a single parent, you are probably familiar with the concept of child support. Child support is calculated using statewide guidelines, and while the court has discretion to deviate from the guideline calculation, the guideline amount is presumptively correct in all cases.

However, no family is the same. Perhaps one of your children is a preemie (or is accident prone) and has increased healthcare expenses or your child attends private school and has higher than average educational costs. Or, on the other side of the coin, maybe your ex’s close family member is being paid three times as much as the average nanny to watch your toddler.

Read on, and let us help you make sense of the dollars and cents associated with child support add-ons!

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