Spousal and Child Support
Both parents are responsible for supporting their child, no matter the custody arrangement.
In West Virginia, child support shall be calculated in accordance with the parents' gross income, the number of minor kids, the special needs of the child, if any, and so on.
The total amount is divided between the parents, and the party with a higher income is obliged to pay the higher percentage of this amount. This means that the custodial parent (or residential parent) may be ordered to spend more money on the child's needs than the parent who does not have physical custody, and vice versa.
The support order usually includes expenses on food, shelter, and primary medical care. Some extraordinary costs may also be added upon a request.