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Alabama Child Support Factors

The court may order either parent to provide child support. There are official Child Support Guidelines contained in the Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration: Rule 32. These guidelines are presumed to be correct unless there is a showing that the amount would be unjust or inappropriate under the particular circumstances of a case. A written agreement between the parents for a different amount with a reasonable explanation for the deviation from the guidelines will also be allowed. A standardized Child Support Guidelines form and Child Support Income Statement/Affidavit must be filed in every case in which child support is requested. There is also a procedure for expedited processing in child support cases. Alabama driverís licenses may be suspended for failure to pay child support. [Code of Alabama: Title 30, Chapters 3-1 and 3-200 and Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration: Rules 32 and 35].

Alabama child support is typically calculated by using a Child Support Worksheet. The worksheet will generate an appropriate Alabama child support obligation according to each spouseís income and other relative numeric factors such as taxes paid and retirement contributions, etc.. Once this amount is determined it is essential to take a look at any appropriate Alabama child support deviation factors that may be applicable to the situation. You can get more information about Alabama child support in the Alabama state statutes located at: http://www.legislature.state.al.us.