Child Support Calculator
Over the last decade, there has been a deadlock in congress on raising the child support payment cap. Today, however, the House Judiciary Committee voted on a 4% increase in child support payments – which would be the first such increase in nearly a decade. Since that vote, cost of living has increased 19%.
Federal law mandates that each state reevaluate child support guidelines every four years. Because child support payment and management is so tricky and invasive, its up to legislators to truly understand the impacts – both positive and negative – of any future increase in child support payments.
But many lawmakers on capital hill feel that children are falling behind, and raising child support might be way to help.
What does that mean for those of you paying and collecting child support? It depends. While the bill has yet to pass congress and cross the president’s desk, there appears to be a mandate to increase child support payments now that the economy has gotten back on firmer footing.
Disclaimer: Please remember that these calculators are for informational and educational purposes only.
The amount of child support a court will order for any particular case may be different from the amount estimated by the calculator.
For the most part, these calculators assume that all of the children at issue will primarily live with one parent. They are not intended to estimate child support for joint physical custody or split custody arrangements.
These calculators do not take into account any possible adjustments for children who are not subject to the custody order, but who are living with one of the parents. Finally, these calculators may be based on older or outdated state guidelines or calculations and may not take into consideration state or federal tax implications on income.
These and many other factors can affect a child support order entered by a court.