If the Court orders equal parenting time, will I have to pay child support?
Possibly. Child support must be ordered unless the parties agree to a deviation, and the Court finds the deviation is in the child’s best interests. Child support is done on a formula, and when parenting time is equal, the amount (1) usually is not very much, and (2) is usually paid by the parent who earns more money. There is no gender bias in the formula that requires that it will be the father, and not the mother, who pays child support; it may be you, it may be her—it really does come down to how the formula shakes out.