How is Child Support Calculated in Alabama?

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“It is the policy of the State of Alabama that a child has a right to be supported. In Alabama, child support is typically calculated in accordance with what is known as Rule 32 of the Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration. Rule 32 provides a formula for calculation of a parties’ child support obligation based on each parent’s gross monthly income and based on the work-related childcare costs incurred by the custodial parent and the healthcare costs incurred for the benefit of the children. The parties may agree or the Court may also order the parties to share in the payment of uncovered medical expenses or expenses related to extracurricular activities incurred for the benefit of the minor children. While child support will typically be calculated in accordance with Rule 32, Alabama law allows parties to deviate from the strict application of Rule 32 under certain circumstances such as when the parties share in the joint physical custody of the children with each parent having the child in their respective care for equal or near-equal amounts of time.”

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