Is it possible to have 50/50 custody of our 3 year old without anyone paying child support?

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Is it possible to have 50/50 custody of our 3 year old without anyone paying child support?

My child’s father and I are applying for divorce but we want to share custody and

don’t want any parent to pay child support. We just want to end our marriage

and continue to raise our daughter as we would before divorce working together

and sharing all costs. Is that possible?

Asked on October 16, 2018 under Family Law, Maine

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

The General rule in your state is that unless the parents are following a 50/50 parenting time split, the non-residential parent pays child support to the residential parent. If Maine parents have equal pay and participate in substantially equal care custody, child support is generally not awarded to either parent.  And you can always agree to that as well.  Good luck.


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