Exceptions to Child Support Guidelines
The presumption of appropriateness of the guidelines may be overcome if it would be unjust or inappropriate in a particular case based on the following:
- Extraordinary medical, psychological, educational or dental expenses.
- Independent income of the child.
- The payment of both child support and spousal support to the obligee.
- Seasonal variations in one or both parents' incomes or expenses.
- The age of the child, taking into account the greater needs of older children.
- Special needs that have traditionally been met within the family budget even though the fulfilling of those needs will cause the support to exceed the proposed guidelines.
- The particular shared parental arrangement, such as where the non-custodial parent spends a great deal of time with the children thereby reducing the financial expenditures incurred by the custodial parent, or the refusal of the non-custodial parent to become involved in the activities of the child, or giving due consideration to the custodial parent's homemaking services.
- Total available assets of the obligee, obligor and the child.
- Any other adjustment which is needed to achieve an equitable result which may include, but not be limited to, a reasonable and necessary existing expense or debt.
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Amount of Child Support
The following child support guidelines are presumed to be appropriate under Mississippi law.
Number of children Adjusted Gross
due support Income