# You are hereR U Ready Unit 5: Financial and Medical Support Activity: Truth or Myth Activity: Budgeting for Child Support - Scenario 1

## Activity: Budgeting for Child Support

Below is a scenario that involves child support. Read the details of the scenario and select the best answer to the questions that follow.

(Note: The amounts in each scenario are approximations. An actual Michigan child support order would require additional information.)

Scenario 1:

 The Mother The Father The Child Age: 16Housing: Lives with parentsFood: Parents provideCar: NoneWorks: Has no incomeMonthly Income: \$0Taxes (25% of gross income): \$0Child Support (Approximately 14% of gross income): \$0 x .14 = Age: 18Housing: Lives with parentsFood: Parents provideCar: BuyingWorks: 20 hours/week at \$7.40/hourMonthly Income: \$592Taxes (25% of gross income): \$148.00Child Support (Approximately 14% of gross income): \$592 x .14 = Age: 6 months old (in diapers) Lives: With mother

How much child support would the non-custodial parent pay per month? (Note: For child support amount, multiply each parent's monthly income by 14%.)

\$83
Nothing
\$100
\$65

Which of the parents will be ordered to pay child support?

The mother
The father
The mother and father

Each month, the non-custodial parent pays \$150 for a car payment and \$100 for car insurance. Gas costs \$80. Use paper and pencil or a calculator to figure out the non-custodial parent's total monthly expenses. Then, subtract expenses from income to figure out how much money the non-custodial parent will have left after paying the bills.

When you are finished, click "Answers."

Total the expenses:

 Child support ordered Taxes Car payment Car insurance Gas Total monthly expenses

Subtract expenses from income:

 Total monthly income Total monthly expenses Remaining money