July 2017 | No. 2016-CA-00409-COA (Miss. Ct. App. 2017)

Plummer v. Plummer (Mississippi 2017)

When a parent’s income varies from year to year, the court must use its discretion in calculating the monthly income for child support. In this child support modification action, the Chancellor averaged the father’s high and low adjusted gross income to reach his income for child support. The appellate court found this appropriate. The Chancellor increased the support amount by $100 to account for a child with special needs. However, the Chancellor also ordered that if father has at least one weekend of visitation with the children, he can subtract $100 from the next month’s support. The appellate court upheld this provision, as well.

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