Overtime and bonuses can be considered in a child support case. The question the court will want answered is whether those bonuses and overtime hours are regular, guaranteed or consistent. Sometimes attorneys will average the past few years of bonuses or overtime, but it’s not an approach that is required by law.
In my years of experience, the bigger the amount of the extra pay, the more likely the judge will take it into consideration. Including extra hours, commissions and bonuses can be a tricky question that a good family law attorney can help you convince a judge to answer in your favor.
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