If we have Shared Parenting, why do I have to pay child support?
The purpose of child support in shared parenting cases is two-fold. First, child support is for the children, and is intended to reduce the impact of a great disparity in parents' incomes. Children who are accustomed to one standard of living should not, because of a divorce or dissolution, have to live in one “rich” house and one “poor” house.

Second, by assigning one parent as primarily responsible for providing for the material needs of the child, the Court hopes to reduce conflict between the parents over the children's needs.

Child support schedules are set to meet children’s expenses in proportion to their parent’s income. The court may deviate from the Child Support Guidelines if there are specific facts which justify a deviation.

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1. What can I do if I'm not getting my child support/spousal support?
2. If we have Shared Parenting, why do I have to pay child support?
3. What if I cannot afford to pay my child support obligation?
4. What do I do if I missed my child support court date and now there is a warrant for my arrest?