Line 2b Instructions

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Adjustment to gross income for maintenance paid

DIRECTIONS: Enter the monthly amount of any court order for maintenance to the extent of the amounts actually being paid toward current maintenance.

An adjustment is appropriate in a proceeding to establish a child support order or to modify the support payable under an existing order. However, the adjustment available to the moving parent in an action to increase or decrease the support payable under an existing order shall be the lesser of:

(1) The adjustment to which that parent was entitled when the existing order was entered, or

(2) The adjustment to which that parent is entitled as a result of an order entered after the existing order.

COMMENT: If the court is establishing both child support and maintenance, the court shall first determine the appropriate amount of maintenance. This amount shall be included as an addition to the gross income (line 1a) of the parent receiving the maintenance and as a reduction in the gross income (line 2b) of the parent paying the maintenance.