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What Counts As Income For Calculating Child Support?

Sunday, 15 July 2012 00:00

Question:

My ex-wife receives a large check each month from her parents. This was undisclosed when my child support amount was being set.

Does this money she is gifted every month count as income for purposes of calculating child support?

If so, can I have the child support order modified to reflect this?

Answer:

I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Oklahoma divorce laws where I am licensed to practice.

Where I practice, any income including gifts can be included in a person's wage. The challenge will be to prove that your ex-wife receives that money from her father.

Generally, income can include gifts such as money, food, shelter, transportation, or other goods or services that a person receives if it is significant and regular.

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A person can file a Motion to Modify Child Support if there has been a change in either parties' income that would require a modification.

Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with a divorce lawyer in your jurisdiction.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Oklahoma Divorce Lawyer Kristy Kapp, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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