There is nothing easy about separating or divorcing when one has a child to consider -- particularly when it comes to the money side of things. Who is responsible for supporting the child? How much will one have to pay? This week, this column will briefly discuss how child support works in Louisiana.
According to state laws, both parents are required to provide for their child. Usually, the parent who is not considered the primary guardian will be ordered to make child support payments. How much this individual has to pay depends on several factors, including:
- The income levels of each parent
- The amount of time the child spends with each parent
- The specific needs of the child