(a) Gross income shall include, but is not limited to, the following:
But this list is not exhaustive. The courts tend to include any money coming into the home from whatever source if the funds are coming in and can be documented by paperwork, testimony, or lifestyle. This means regular allowances from family members, irregular income earned doing side jobs or home based businesses, and even government assistance sometimes can affect the income attributed to the parties in child support calculation.
To ensure that the appropriate income numbers are used, it’s best to involve professionals and hire an attorney. But even with an attorney, you must disclose all source of income to the court and to the other person.