Can a Bird’s Nest Co-Parenting Arrangement Reduce Support?

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If a divorced couple agrees to a bird’s nest co-parenting arrangement, does that reduce or even eliminate the amount of child support that the father pays?

Answer:

While I do not practice law in your state and cannot speak specifically to that state’s laws, I can give you some general information about how child support affects custody.

Generally, by paying the mortgage payment, support could be reduced a little. But that would not cover all of your child support obligations.

There are a lot of variables that need to be taken into account for child support purposes. This can include both parties’ income, the number of overnights each parent will be exercising with your child, who pays the child’s insurance and more.

If you have a low mortgage payment but a high child support payment, the mortgage would not cover all of the child support.

For example, if you had a child support obligation of $1,500 dollars per month but the mortgage was $1,000 dollars per month, then chances are that you would be paying the mortgage and $500 dollars each month.

A lot of people like this situation as they know that their children will have a roof over their heads. As I tell all my clients, this is something you will have to live with, therefore you should do what is in the best interest of your family.

Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult a domestic litigation attorney to obtain specific advice as to the laws in your state and how they impact your potential case.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Texas divorce lawyer Erica DeAngeliscontact Cordell & Cordell.

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