Child support, in most cases, is a simple calculation with predeterimed parameters established, though minor elements and situations do cause variances. In most cases, the paying party is responsible for health insurance, or is required to reimburse the cost of health insurance for the child or children. Additionally, the child support obligation cannot exceed 40% of the paying parties net worth, which is calculated based on salary plus commission, bonuses, social security, retirement benefits, and net rental income, to mention a few. Once this is calculated, the following percentages are calculated:
1 child: 20% of the Obligor’s Net Resources
2 children: 25% of the Obligor’s Net Resources
3 children: 30% of the Obligor’s Net Resources
4 children: 35% of the Obligor’s Net Resources
5 children: 40% of the Obligor’s Net Resources
6+ children: 40% of the Obligor’s Net Resources (The Court may not order a party to pay more than 40% of his/her income toward child support).
These payments will continue until the child is 18, finishes high school, or is otherwise emancipated. If the paying party is also paying child support for another child from the current relationship or prior relationship, the percentage amount is reduced. Contact San Antonio to find out what applies in your situation.