Divorce Lawyers Calculating Child Support in Louisiana
Obviously, children are going to need to be taken care of. The two major determinations which are typically made in these situations are regarding the financial support of the child and the custody arrangement of the child. Today’s article deals specifically with the financial support of the child, also called “child support.”
So how do divorce lawyers calculate child support? Well, the process can be pretty in depth. While many of the laws in Louisiana are dictated by the Louisiana Civil Code, child support provisions are different in that the bulk of them can be found in the Louisiana Revised Statutes. If we turn to this resource, we find that there are a few different things for divorce lawyers to look at. One major source of authority is RS 9:315.2.
For one, divorce lawyers will typically consider gross income. This can mean the money that each spouse was making during and after the marriage. Furthermore, if one or both of the spouses has an ownership interest in a business, then they may be required to show “the last three personal and business state and federal income tax returns, including all attachments and all …