Calculation of Child Support Under the New Regulations

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As of February 1, 2020, the regulations set revised guidelines for calculation of a child support obligation. The calculation is presumed to meet the basic needs of a child, but the presumption may be rebutted by evidence.

The schedule for the base child support obligation is as follows:

Calculation of Child Support Under the New Regulations

  1. For one (1) child, the sum of:
    (a) Sixteen percent (16%) of the first $6,000 of the obligor’s monthly gross income;
    (b) Eight percent (8%) of monthly gross income over $6,000 but equal to or less than $10,000; and
    (c) Four percent (4%) of monthly gross income over $10,000.
  2. For two (2) children, the sum of:
    (a) Twenty-two percent (22%) of the first $6,000 of the obligor’s monthly gross income;
    (b) Eleven percent (11%) of monthly gross income over $6,000 but equal to or less than $10,000; and
    (c) Six percent (6%) of monthly gross income over $10,000.
  3. For three (3) children, the sum of:
    (a) Twenty-six percent (26%) of the first $6,000 of the obligor’s monthly gross income;
    (b) Thirteen percent (13%) of monthly gross income over $6,000 but equal to or less than $10,000; and
    (c) Six percent (6%) of monthly gross income over $10,000.
  4. For four (4) children, the sum of:
    (a) Twenty-eight percent (28%) of the first $6,000 of the obligor’s monthly gross income;
    (b) Fourteen percent (14%) of monthly gross income over $6,000 but equal to or less than $10,000; and
    (b) Seven percent (7%) of monthly gross income over $10,000.
  5. For each additional child, the sum of:
    (a) An additional two percent (2%) of the first $6,000 of the obligor’s monthly gross income;
    (b) An additional one percent (1%) of monthly gross income over $6,000 but equal to or less than $10,000; and
    (c) An additional one-half percent (0.5%) of monthly gross income over $10,000.

The regulations define gross income for these calculations in expansive detail, stating what is and is not included for determining child support under the guidelines. The rules also include other criteria for the court to follow in determining support.

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