How is Child Support Determined if a Parent is Unemployed or Underemployed? Learn About Law

in #unemployment2 years ago

In this article and video, we resolve the question, “how is child support calculated when one party is unemployed or underemployed?” We will explain what unemployment and underemployment are and also dive in to the new 2018 child support laws and how they affected child support for the un/underemployed.

Many readers and viewers have asked us how unemployment or underemployment affect child support payments. There are several factors that feed in to this answer, but they all come down to two significant questions:

  1. Is the parent's unemployment or underemployment voluntary?
  2. Is the parent's unemployment or underemployment in the best interest of the child?

You can watch our video here to learn what effects these answers these questions have and explain the process of determining child support for the unemployed. You can also read our full article here:

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