If children are involved in a divorce, child support is an important part of the financial arrangements. In the case of co-parenting, the children alternately live with both parents and the parents share the costs. You can make agreements about child support together. These agreements will be laid down in a parenting plan. You will submit this agreement to the court. The judge will take the needs of the children into account when deciding on the child support. Special charts have been developed for this purpose the judge takes the incomes as they were just before the divorce as a starting point. In addition, the judge determines the amount that the person who must pay alimony could miss out on. This called the capacity to pay. The ability of the person who looks after the children is also taken into account. The judge makes the agreements final and records them. The amount of maintenance is adjusted annually.
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