If I am a contractor with the military overseas and will receive hardship and danger pay for 1 year, do I have to pay child support on that portion of my income?

Asked on September 7, 2012 under Family Law, Illinois

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

So long as you are under a court order for child support regardless you are an oversees contractor military contractor you are required to pay the amount of child support ordered. Most child support orders are based upon a set amount as opposed to a percentage of one's monthly income.

If the court order is based upon a percentage of your monthly income then you are required to pay child support on such income for for hardship and danger pay. I suggest that you carefully read the child support order in effect as to you. The answer to your question will be within it.


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