These are just a few examples of situations that make the child support calculation less straight forward. In reality, many co-parents are quite anxious about how to figure this child support calculation out and what the number will be. During divorce mediation you will address this situation with an expert divorce mediator. The mediator will explain the various factors that are used (more than just income) in the calculation. A divorce mediator can run multiple versions of the child support calculations changing different circumstance (who is claiming the children for tax purposes is a big one) to give you options regarding that monthly number.
The divorce mediators at Westfield Mediation, LLC, understand the anxiety that often accompanies the topic of child support. Parents want to financially support their children, but what if the number is astonishing. Often the person who will pay child support thinks the number is too high and can’t see how they will afford it and the person receiving it thinks it is way too low and needs more money. Going through the child support calculation with a divorce mediator allows the co-parents to view various options and pick a path that works for both of them. It is not as direct as you may think but it will be a way forward.
For more information about divorce mediation, please contact Randi M. Albert, JD, or Michelle Weinberg, M.Ed., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, at Westfield Mediation, LLC, at 908.913.0373. View our website at www.westfieldnjmediation.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org