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What is the definition of "income shares"?

In an income shares state, child support is calculated by estimating the amount of support that would have been available to the child(ren) if the family had remained intact. This amount is then divided proportionally to the parents according to each parentís income. If the father has a higher income than the mother, he would then be assigned the greater portion of the child support burden. Conversely, if the father has a lower income than the mother, he would then be assigned the smaller portion of the child support burden.

Donít forget that the child support burden can manifest itself differently between a custodial and a noncustodial parent.

For example: It is not common for a custodial parent to be paying support to a non-custodial parent.