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Louisiana Child Support Laws

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The Louisiana child support laws are based on the income shares basis which takes into account the gross income of the parents to determine the child support amount.

  • Gross income as laid out by the guidelines includes basic salary drawn, bonus or commission received, or any other kind of irregular income received by the parents.
  • The child support amount will be apportioned among the parents, with non-custodial parent bearing the higher proportion.
  • The support will continue to be effective until the child or children attain the age of eighteen or complete education in high school.

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