Committee Seeks Change in Alabama Child Support Schedule

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A committee that advises the Alabama Supreme Court says it's time to adjust the Alabama Child Support Schedule.

That would change the amount of money divorced noncustodial parents pay for their children each month.

Middle-income parents could pay up to 36 percent more under recommendations by the Advisory Committee on Child Support Guidelines and Enforcement.

Parents in the lowest income threshold could see their payments drop as much as 71 percent, while those with income of $5,500 or more would see increases up to 9.5 percent.

But the Supreme Court is concerned about the possible impact of the proposed changes and has asked the committee to take another look at the proposal.

Courts use the schedule to determine child support that parents pay or receive.

The committee meets again on the issue on September 21st.

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