Q) My soon to be ex husband lives in Kansas and currently pays child support for one child through Florida. I have two children with him and would like to get child support. Even though we are still married does he have to pay child support? How much does he have to pay if he makes $16 dollars an hour?
A) The amount of child support that someone has to pay depends on several factors, including the number of children they have and the specific state’s child support guidelines. Each state has its own formula for calculating child support payments.
Generally, child support is calculated based on the non-custodial parent’s income and the number of children they are responsible for supporting. Some states also consider the custodial parent’s income, as well as any special needs of the children.
To get a more specific answer to your question, you would need to consult with your state’s child support enforcement agency or an attorney who is familiar with child support laws in your state. They can provide you with more information about how child support is calculated and what you might expect to pay or receive in your situation.
Please contact your local child support enforcement office and speak with a counselor (or get legal counsel) regarding your child support needs. Each state establish and enforce child support orders differently depending on the circumstances of the case.