Support – Frequently Asked Questions on Child Maintenance
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Child Maintenance links
- How to Apply for Child Maintenance at Court – Step by Step Guide and Advice
- Child Maintenance Question. How much should I pay or contribute as a parent?
- Child Support or maintenance claims. Does an unemployed father pay?
- Non-compliance with Maintenance Orders — Civil and Criminal Remedies
- Tricks and tips on how to win your child maintenance case
How much is the average child support a parent must pay Cape Town?
There is no average. It all depends on the needs of the child and the income of the parents.
How much do you get for child support in Cape Town?
It depends on the income of the parents and the needs of the child.
How do you determine the amount of child support?
You look at the needs of the child, and the parent’s income and expenses.
What is the average amount for child support?
There is no average amount. It depends on the facts of the case.
How much child support will I get in Cape Town?
It all depends on your income and standard of living of you and the child.
Is South African an alimony state?
Yes, it is possible that a court makes and order that alimony be paid. It all depends on the
Can you ask for retroactive child support?
Yes it is possible. Whether the court grants it would depends on the facts of the case.
How much is minimum wage in Cape Town?
This website does not deal with that question.
What percentage do they take out of your salary for child support?
If there is a garnishee order against your salary, they will take off what the court ordered.
How do you calculate child support in Town?
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.
Who is the obligor in child support?
The person who should pay child support.
Do I have to pay child support if I have 50 50 custody?
It is possible if the other parent earns less than you.
How much is child support for two children?
It depends on the facts of the case. You should look at the earnings of the parents and the needs of the child.
How much do you have to pay in child support?
It depends on the needs of the child and the earnings or means of the parents.
What percentage of custody is every other weekend?
This question does not fall under child support. Please search for the answer on another part of this website.
How does child support work when parents live in different provinces?
The basic principle is the same. They should pay according to their means and the needs of the child.
When can you modify a child support order?
When there is a case for it. Usually when more money is needed or one parent cannot afford the order.
Do you have to pay child support after a child turns 18?
If the child is still in need of support, then the answer is yes.
How long will it take to get my child support?
This depends on the relevant court and case. It can take a few months.
How can I get my child support payments lowered?
You would need to apply to court for a variation of the child support order.
What is your monthly gross income?
The total sum you receive, before deductions.
Can you get child support arrears dropped?
You would need to approach the court and prove your case.
What is the definition of gross income?
The total income before deductions.
How do you find your gross income?
Your salary slip should have it.
How do I calculate my monthly salary?
Look at all you income for the month.
How do you calculate adjusted gross income?
Your salary slip should have that information in it.
How do you figure out your net income?
You take your gross income, and deduct medical aid, pension, tax etc.
How do you calculate monthly income when you get paid biweekly?
You add all your income for the month.
What is the net annual income?
The amount you earned for the year after deductions.
What is my gross annual income?
The total amount you got paid before deductions.
How do you work out your weekly pay?
Add all your income for the week.
What is the definition of net income?
The total income after deductions.
How do you determine your net pay?
You first deduct tax, medical aid, etc.
What is the definition of total income?
All your income.
Is total earned income gross or net?
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