# You are hereR U Ready Unit 5: Financial and Medical Support Activity: Truth or Myth Activity Budgeting for Child Support - Scenario 2

## 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 2:

 The Mother The Father The Child Age: 18Housing: RentsFood: Buys ownCar: NoneWorks: 30 hours/week at \$8/hourMonthly Income: \$960Taxes (25% of gross income):  \$960 x .25 = \$240Child Support (Approximately 14% of gross income): \$960 x .14 = Age: 17Housing: 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: 19 months old (in diapers) Lives: With father
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%.)

\$100
\$200
\$134
Nothing

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 \$400 for rent and utilities, \$100 for food, and \$50 for general expenses. (General expenses may include: diapers, baby furniture and/or clothes when the child stays with you, cable television, public transportation, cell phone, movie tickets, video games, clothes, hair/nails, and/or chips/candy/magazines.)

Use paper and pencil or a calculator 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 Rent/utilities Food General expenses Total monthly expenses

Subtract expenses from income:

 Total monthly income Total monthly expenses Remaining money