Child support amounts are based on a review of both parent’s monthly income and the amount of time the child spends with each parent.
The State Law, Child Support Commissioner or Family Law Judge in each state sets the amount of a child support order.
All income is taken into consideration and can be money, property or services, including:
- Wages from a job
- Tip Income
- Independent contractor income
- Unemployment benefits
- Disability and worker’s compensation payments
- Department of
- Veteran Affairs disability payments
- Interest Income
- Dividend Income
- Rental Income
- Social Security or pensions
- Any payments that become due such as lottery winnings and insurance payouts
You can try our child support calculator to get a general idea of how much child support you may need to pay or receive. However, we recommend visiting your state child support agency to get specific and exact calculations.