Louisiana Child Support Laws

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Louisiana Child Support

Louisiana child support is based upon guidelines for the calculation of child support. The amount of child support arrived at under the guidelines is presumed to be correct unless one of the following factors make the guidelines unjust or not in the best interests of the child: 

  • extraordinary medical expenses of the child or parent responsible for support payments; 

  • the permanent or temporary total disability of the parent responsible for support;

  • the need for immediate or temporary support; 

  • an extraordinary community debt of the parents; 

  • that the combined income of the parents is less than that in the guideline charts; 

  • obligation to support other dependants; 

  • any other factor which would make application of the guidelines not in the best interest of the child.

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