When deciding the appropriate level of child support, the court has to determine the income of both parties involved (i.e. the parents). The determination of income (what’s included and what isn’t) is often the most important financial finding a court makes during an action involving child support. It has a lasting impact on both the obligor (paying spouse) and the obligee (receiving spouse).
It is important that you have competent and thorough counsel on your side when this determination is being made.
Some of the highlights of RCW 26.19.071 are provided below: