I live in Sioux Falls with my 13-year old daughter. I have just taken a second job to help "make ends meet." What impact will this second job have on a South Dakota child support obligation?

In South Dakota, if a parent is employed full-time at a rate of pay that equals or exceeds the state's minimum wage, it is presumed that a parent's second job income is not to be considered in establishing a support obligation.  However, this presumption may be rebutted by evidence that the income source was available to pay expenses related to the child when the parent initially became obligated for the support of the child.

Brooke Swier Schloss
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