Child support and alimony

Child support is based on a percentage of net income: 25% for one child, 33% for two children, 40% for three and 45% for four or more. Through mediation, child support may be calculated and details such as frequency, method of payment, and any reason for exceptions. You may also use mediation to recalculate child support.

The need for, and ability to pay, alimony is based on individual income and budgets. Alimony may be for a brief period, for several years, or for an unlimited time. There is a tax benefit to alimony, as the person paying alimony deducts it in his or her taxes and the recipient reports it as taxable income.

Mediation is a safe place to resolve child support and alimony issues.

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