The amount of child support a non-custodial parent in Mississippi must pay can be computed using the state's child support guidelines. There is a rebuttable presumption that the amount provided for in the guidelines is the proper amount for a non-custodial parent to pay. The amount may be rebutted and set to a different amount if one or both parties present sufficient evidence for this to be done.
How do the guidelines work to provide a rebuttable amount for the non-custodial parent to pay? As we discussed in a post here a few weeks ago, the guidelines establish a formula that computes the amount of a non-custodial parent's adjusted gross income that should be paid based on the number of children in common with the custodial parent. If the amount is too burdensome for the non-custodial parent, that parent can present evidence in an attempt to set a different amount. Similarly, the custodial parent can present evidence that the amount should be higher.
Many parents in Gulfport have benefited from legal representation during the process of establishing and modifying child support payments. The Maggio Law Firm, PC, is ready to represent either party in a child support case. Attorney Stephen Maggio practices in the area of child support law and other areas of family law. He has over two decades of experience representing Mississippi parents with their child support and other family law matters. He has a strong track record of favorable results for his clients.
Our law firm's child support page has more information on the services we offer clients for their child support matters.