Adoption: it can be a daunting journey, but its conclusion – becoming a parent – is worth all the steps needed. Women in the workforce seeking to adopt a child have more resources available to them than they may know. As with any legal matter, it is vital to become educated in the process – and regarding your rights.
This spring, a court in Italy ruled that a financially strapped chef can pay child support in the form of pizza in lieu of money. While this story might make us chuckle, anyone going through determination of child support knows it’s no laughing matter for the families involved. The more you know going into the courtroom, the better prepared you are to make sure the final determination of support will meet the needs of your children while also taking into consideration each party’s income. So, how is child support determined?