americandadof5 wrote:Ok so here how it should go under the basic income shares model.
Parent A, makes 3000 a month
Parent B, makes 2000 a month
Thats total income of $5000 a month. Parent A's portion is 66% and Parent B is 34%.
Whoever has the children more, if not a 50/50 split usually becomes the obligee unless theres a huge gap in pay. Lets say Parent A is the obliger, and Parent B is the obligee.
So of that 5000 a month, $1369 gets allocated to support for two children. Of that $1369, Parent A must contribute $904 monthly to Parent B. Parent B technically is responsible for the remaining portion but is presumed to do so thru direct support to the children.
Once again, this is a basic model. This does not take into consideration, credits that are available to paying parents. Credits usually include those for substantial time sharing, in PA, its 40% or more. Theres also credits for insurance premiums paid for yourself and children if it reduces your income by a certain percentage (in FL it has to be more than 5% or at the least $50 a month). Tax credits can also be built into it but the wording must be fine tuned.
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