Child support on lawsuit?

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      3kidsmom
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      Huge settlement (nearly 3 million). will child support be increased based on that amount? When I look at the federal stuff it looks to me like it should be included in income calculations.

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      Lex
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      There are different ways to look at this.

      Was lost income part of the settlement? That can always be included.

      What income could reasonably be expected from $3 million if invested? That is another way to include it.

      Any court would expect assets to be productive of income and will often just attribute a reasonable amount whether invested or not.

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      3kidsmom
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      Thank you!

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      3kidsmom
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      He is alleging he spent all but a few pennies on medical care.

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      Lex
      Keymaster

      Seems hard to believe, doesn’t it?

      In any event, if he did, then he did.

      I would think the burden would be on him to show that he did not receive any personal benefit from the $3 million -that it was spent or owed in medical bills.

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