How is RENTAL INCOME from previous years calculated into spousal and child support if I am the one who keeps the house

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Customer: How is RENTAL INCOME from previous years calculated into spousal and child support if I am the one who keeps the house and kids and considering that rental income varies with context and conditions? My employment income in previous 10 years has been under $10K. Thank you.
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I know your question is important to you and I will be giving it the time and attention it deserves.

I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

Are you working out child support for the first time?

Do the children live with you for at least 60% of the time?

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Hi Debra. Thank you. Yes, I am working out child and spousal support for the first time. The children live with me all the time, except my older sun (age 18) just moved to the university campus. Their father who has a location free job (onine) wants to be free from responsibility and travel to underdeveloped countries where he discovered he can have multiple young girlfriends all at once.
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Your income will not count towards the basic monthly support because the children are with you all of the time.

Your income will matter with respect to section 7 expenses and your income will matter with respect to spousal support.

As this is being set up for the first time sometimes what happens is a court, if it would go that far, would use the last 3 years income and take an average.

Otherwise each year you would vary the support based on last year's income.

Do you see what I mean?

Please do not hesitate to ask any follow up questions related to this response and know that I will respond as soon as I can.

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Ok. Now I understand. Thank you, Debra.
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You are very welcome.

Is there anything more I can help you with before I mark this question as complete?

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34;Your income will matter with respect to section 7 expenses and your income will matter with respect to spousal support." I'm assuming the requirement here is that each parent contributes 50% towards those expenses - such as university tuition for example.
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No. That is not correct. You each pay in proportion to your respective incomes. So if the other parent burned twice what you earned then they pay twice what you pay so they would pay 66% and you would pay 33%, just by way of exa

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Ah,... that actually makes sense. Got it. Thank you.
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Thank you for trusting us to help you here at JustAnswer.   If you need more clarification or have a follow-up question just reply and we can continue our dialogue. If you would like to ask me new questions please start a new post and if you do if you say “This is only for Debra” I will be sure to give your post top priority.

Thank you very much!

Best wishes,

Debra

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