“I live in buffalo new york and have a child with my ex who lives in Lackawanna. We have a joint physical custody arrangement. Do I need to pay child support?”

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Generally, in a joint physical custody situation, the person who earns more money pays some support to the person who earns less.  The exact child support amount does not need to fit within the Child Support Standards Act and parties are free to deviate by an agreement, or the judge may deviate by court order.

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That being said, the Child Support Standards Act (CSSA) mandates that both parents are responsible for the support of the child, but the amount is up to the Judge (or Support Magistrate) to decide after hearing all the facts. As always, both parties could come to an agreement which would eliminate the need for the court to decide. The court will not require the wife to secure employment, but it could impute income to her based on past earnings or presumed earnings based on her education and work background

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