First of all, child support refers to the amount of money owed by a parent to care for their minor children. Moreover, child support currently calculated based upon the gross incomes of each party. Also, the number of children the parties have in common. And the number of overnights the children spend with each parent and other important factors. In addition, depending on the circumstances, other minor children residing in a parent’s home may alter calculating child support.
In Utah, child support is the right of the child. This right includes entitlement to receive financial support from both parents until he/she turns eighteen or graduates from high school, whichever occurs later. The calculation based on the Utah Child Support Guidelines. Parents generally may not agree to waive or alter a child support obligation, unless there is a showing of sufficient extenuating circumstances. Additionally, obligation ensues to pay half of all child care and medical expenses incurred on behalf of a child.