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It depends on what state you are in. The state determines how child support is calculated. Now, if you each have 50% residential time with the child, then no support may be due, however, if the child lives primarily with one parent, then the parent that the child is not living with is required to pay child support. The child support amount is usually based on your combined income and is then calculated at a percentage of the total income, for example: If you make $1,000 per month, and the other parent makes $2,000 per month, then you would be responsible for 33% of the child support obligation and the other parent would be responsible for 67% of the child support obligation. If the child support obligation was $200/mo., then you would be responsible for $66/mo., and the other parent $144/mo., therefore, if the child lived primarily with you, the other parent would have to pay you $144/mo. Hope that makes sense for you. Check out your state laws on child support, you can usually find them on the web. Take care.

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Q: If the parents each have custody of one of their children is there still a matter of child support paid and if so to whom?
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