Alan W. Metcalf, Attorney at Law

Child Support

Is calculated on each parents income, which is determined by last 3 pay stubs and last 2 years tax returns. These must brought to every meeting and court hearing. For self employed or 1099 need above plus current years bank statements and up to date, profit and loss. Issue often is should court use Current Income or Ability to Earn + Non cash write offs, car allowance company paying individual expenses etc. The decision to use lower current income is whether or not income dropped after filed for support and whether it is good faith change ie. Laid off/fired vs Quit. Need name and address of all possible employers and sources of income and banks to Subpoena for true facts. A Parent is Not required to work overtime but will pay support on the overtime if worked.