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Why do they have to take into account how much money you make to determine child support when you have primary physical custody?

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2006-01-17 19:58:12
2006-01-17 19:58:12

If a man/woman makes $1100 every two weeks, they live modestly, then the courts aren't there to have someone pay every cent they own to pay child support and are left out on the street. Both parents have to live and be self-sufficient. So, the courts take into consideration what that person makes and what each partner must be responsible for. If the mother of the children has a good career and makes good money and the husband only makes a modest earning, then the courts will take a percentage in most cases off the ex husband. It's fair. Often parents are simply in a war between each other and the children are the least of their worries. It's about what one parent can get off another, and not what is fair. Why should a woman get all of her ex's pay check when she makes a good living and vice-versa. If both parents make good money, then both should pay the same percentage. Marcy

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