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2013 Child Support Guidelines Preview Part 3a: Whose Income Is It, Anyway (Revisted)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Could it be that the Probate Court reads our blog?

Just kidding. But a Lawyers Weekly announcement today that there is a new NEW Child Support Guidelines Worksheet discloses a section 3 innovation that now automatically calculates the “excess income” of the parties over $250,000.00 per year. Not only that, it calculates the parties’ respective shares of the excess. It is a subject that we explored in some depth in our July 24, 2013 entry.

It is a convenient short cut for practitioners, clients, courts and divorce mediators, but it also emphasizes that “discretionary” pool of income not absorbed by the presumptive mandatory minimum periodic payment of child support. Could this encourage extension of the mandatory minimums? Maybe.

But it will certainly draw attention to percentages that all Child Support Guidelines users will at least consider in addressing ancillary expenses.

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