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For my DissoMaster, which of these monthly expenses increase and/or decrease the total child support

Discussion in 'Child Support' started by Casey C, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. Casey C

    Casey C Law Topic Starter New Member

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    For my DissoMaster, which of these monthly expenses increase and/or decrease the total child support that I pay:

    1. Mortgage insurance

    2. Property taxes

    3. Homeowners insurance

    4. Child care

    5. Groceries and household supplies

    6. Eating out

    7. Utilities

    8. Phone and internet

    9. Laundry cost

    10. Clothing

    11. Entertainment, gifts, vacations

    12. Auto expenses (gas, insurance, repairs, etc)

    13. Life insurance

    14. Monthly debt payments

    15. Attorney fees

    Also if my father pays for my Roth IRA or my mortgage payments, will that negatively affect me, or be considered as income? If he pays them once and a while, does that make a difference? If my father gifts me a one time lump sum of money, like 10 thousand put into my account, will that be considered income?
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    You'll need to discuss all of these questions with a CPA or attorney, whose services you retain.

    This is far too complex to answer in the abstract, and you don't want to (nor would we allow you to) publish confidential financial matters on the internet.
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  3. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Probably all of them.

    Your original child support obligation should have taken all of those expenses into account when compared to your income.

    A substantial change in any of them could cause a change in your child support obligation either up or down.

    California Family Code section 4058 defines "income" with respect to calculating child support. Nothing in there specifically includes "gifts" as income but note the first paragraph:


    "Includes, but is not limited to" gives a judge a great deal of discretion.

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