Category: Income
Helpful Tips and Facts
Providing Proof of Income
The administrator overseeing a child support modification request will determine whether or not the reasoning for the request is legitimate. If the reason is related to an increase or decrease in income of one or both parents, one should be prepared to provide proof of income with copies of a W-2 or recent pay stubs. Also keep in mind that a temporary change in income may not warrant a modification.
Bonuses are considered income; therefore, even though they are often not part of a weekly or monthly pay check, they must still be recognized when determining gross income. If a bonus is received once a year and you are trying to determine a monthly gross income, then divide the bonus amount by twelve. If the bonus is unpredictable because it varies from year-to-year, the courts will typically take the average over the past few years to apply an appropriate amount.