February 2018 | No. 2016-CA-01440-COA (Miss. Ct. App. 2018)

Gipson v. Jackson (Mississippi 2018)

If a court deviates from the presumptive amount of child support, it must make findings as to why the application of the guidelines is unjust or inappropriate. The father appealed the Chancery Court order that increased child support by $200. The order did not contain any specific findings as to father’s adjusted gross income or the reason for the deviation. The appellate court agreed with the father and remanded the order for specific findings as required by the statute.The Court found the increase was based on speculative income.

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