Determining Fair Child Support
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The law has long recognized the duty of parents to provide support for their children. In Mississippi, child support may be ordered as a part of a divorce, annulment, separate maintenance proceeding, paternity proceedings, or via an independent action brought by an unmarried spouse.
Our Jackson family law attorneys at the Law Offices of Malouf & Malouf, PLLC, can work to obtain the support your children deserve when you hire us. We want to protect your children and always seek their best interests. Our trusted family lawyers have over 60 years of experience and can offer solid legal counsel.
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Outlining Child Support Payment Percentages
Child support is payable by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent on behalf of the child. Mississippi courts adhere to the statutory guidelines when determining child support payments, but are not necessarily bound by them.
The guidelines specify that a non-custodial parent should pay the following percentages of their adjusted gross income for child support:
- 14% for one child
- 20% for two children
- 22% for three children
- 24% for four children
- 26% for five or more children
The statutory guidelines are presumed correct for individuals with an adjusted gross income between $5,000 and $50,000. For individuals with earnings outside that range, the court must make specific findings of fact to support its award.
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