Does the father have to pay child support with joint custody?
50/50 custody arrangements do not necessarily absolve parents of child support obligations. A court will consider the income and earning potential of both parents and order the spouse with the higher income to pay child support.
Can child support be reduced if custodial parent makes more money?
This is true because of the two step process the child support guidelines use to determine child support. For the non-custodial parent, any change in income operates in the same direction in reducing or increasing child support. In contrast, for the custodial parent, any change in income works at cross purposes.
What is the disadvantage of joint custody?
Cons of Joint Child Custody The child might have a hard time adjusting from one home to another, back and forth. It can be especially hard on small children who prefer stability. Joint child custody does not work for every divorced couple. Some are able to make the best out of it, while others make the worst out of it.
What percent of fathers win custody?
Nationwide, a father is likely to receive about 35% of child custody time.