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There is no average. It all depends on the needs of the child and the income of the parents.
It depends on the income of the parents and the needs of the child.
You look at the needs of the child, and the parent’s income and expenses.
There is no average amount. It depends on the facts of the case.
It all depends on your income and standard of living of you and the child.
Yes, it is possible that a court makes and order that alimony be paid. It all depends on the
Yes it is possible. Whether the court grants it would depends on the facts of the case.
This website does not deal with that question.
If there is a garnishee order against your salary, they will take off what the court ordered.
Have a look at other parts of this website for a detailed answer. The simple answer is that the Court looks at your income, assets etc, and that of the mother and the child and come to a fair amount.
The person who should pay child support.
It is possible if the other parent earns less than you.
It depends on the facts of the case. You should look at the earnings of the parents and the needs of the child.
It depends on the needs of the child and the earnings or means of the parents.
This question does not fall under child support. Please search for the answer on another part of this website.
The basic principle is the same. They should pay according to their means and the needs of the child.
When there is a case for it. Usually when more money is needed or one parent cannot afford the order.
If the child is still in need of support, then the answer is yes.
This depends on the relevant court and case. It can take a few months.
You would need to apply to court for a variation of the child support order.
The total sum you receive, before deductions.
Can you get child support arrears dropped?
The total income before deductions.
Your salary slip should have it.
Look at all you income for the month.
Your salary slip should have that information in it.
You take your gross income, and deduct medical aid, pension, tax etc.
You add all your income for the month.
The amount you earned for the year after deductions.
The total amount you got paid before deductions.
Add all your income for the week.
The total income after deductions.
You first deduct tax, medical aid, etc.
All your income.
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