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Income Used For Child Support

Here's a tip for child support in states that DO consider the other parent's income! The fact that a non-custodial parent isn't working doesn't automatically mean that they have zero income to report. The figure can be based on the person's ABILITY to earn. 

For example: A person has a Master's Degree in Marketing and their last job paid them $70,000, but they quit or were fired. In the calculation of child support, you don't use what they earn, you use the figure that represents what they have the ability to earn. That person has the ABILITY to earn $70,000, and that's what I would argue should be used as their income for child support purposes!