Spousal and Child Support
In Washington state, child support is typically paid by the parent who does not have physical custody of a child to the other parent to assist with the expenses of raising the child.
Child support is calculated following the Washington Child Support Guidelines established by the state legislature. The calculation is based on the net income of the paying parent and their ability to pay.
To determine the exact amount of child support, the judge considers the reasonable needs of the child. Among the crucial factors which may affect the total sum are the parents’ incomes, daycare expenses, the cost of medical insurance, and the living arrangements of the child.