How much will the child support payment be?

The breakup of any marriage is an emotional and often confusing time. 

Many questions, thoughts, concerns, and fears you never knew you had start bubbling up to the surface. 

You're looking for some clear guidance and answers to help you start the process of moving on to your new tomorrow. 

I'm Loyd Bourgeois, an attorney practicing family and divorce law out of Luling, Louisiana and I'm here to help you get some answers to your frequently asked divorce and family law questions. 

How much will I get/pay in child support?

This is another frequently asked question of parents going through a divorce.  Unfortunately, there are no easy answers to this because each case is fact-specific. 

Typically, courts will look at the gross income of both parents, how many children are involved in the divorce and other special circumstances in determining the amount of child support.

A person's expenses are not part of the equation in determining child support because if that was the case, you could make your expenses match what you're earning to drive down your child support.  Would not be fair to your children. 

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