Question by  KMcRae (714)

What are the Mississippi child support laws?

My wife and I are getting a divorce and I want to learn about the rules of child support.


Answer by  patti (29325)

In any state, both parents are expected to contribute to the support of the child. Each state has a formula that determines how the support respnosibilities will be shared between the parents. Much has to do with the prowess of the attorney of each party.


Answer by  Jemian (222)

First, hire a good lawyer. There are several factors for determining child support. These include paternity, location and medical need of the child or children. Additionally, the number of children involved are considered when ordering child support. A non-custodial parent with one child can pay up to 14% of their adjusted gross income, five children or more up to 26%.


Answer by  Dean (4035)

All states require that the non-custodial parent pay child support to the custodial parent. All states expect both parents to contribute to the support of the child(ren). All states have serious methods of enforcement of child support payments as well as penalties for those in arrears. The amount of support is determined by the income of each parent.


Answer by  JohnAndrew (199)

The common law among all stats will require that both parents provide support for the child/children. However, how much support each side will give will most likely depend on your attorney.


Answer by  LadyLawyer (325)

That said, most states have set figures for child support taken from you NET salary. A rule of thumb is 23% for one child, and 50% for two. The child support EZ guide only goes up to 10,000$, after that lifestyle will be taken into account.


Answer by  belle39 (966)

In Mississippi, the non-custodial parent continues to pay child support until the child turns 21, until the child marries or until he or she joins the military full-time.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

In the state of Mississippi a family court judge will be appointed to hear your case and help to determine what is best for your children. Custody will be awarded to the most stable parent with child support being paid based on a percentage of the parents income.

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