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How is a parent’s income determined?

A parent’s income includes money from all sources; this includes overtime, second jobs, bonuses, tips, promotions, and anything else that might be expected to continue. Perks - such as company cars or expense accounts - are also factored into a parent’s income for purposes of child support. Moreover, you cannot voluntarily quit a job to avoid child support obligations - if you regularly make $50,000, and you quit to avoid paying support, a court will still impute a $50,000 income.