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# What is the amount someone gets in child support based upon?

Asked by Anonymous at 7:02 PM on Sep. 5, 2009 in Money & Work

• Income from both parents are taken into consideration. Do a google search for a child support calculator for your state to get an idea of what it would be. It should also tell you what that state uses to determine child support

• i think its the income of the person paying and how many children there are involved

Answer by Dom123123 at 7:04 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

• The non custodial parent's income.

Answer by legalmommy101 at 7:04 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

• the income of the parent paying it. its normally 15-20%

Answer by Alysia_Moore at 7:05 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

• of his/her monthly pay

Answer by Alysia_Moore at 7:05 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

• income, if the custodial parent works and has the kid in daycare, the age of the child and if they are in school

Answer by MHaney1980 at 7:07 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

• You take the income of both parents.
Subtract any allowable deductions (additional children with another party, union dues, etc)
Combine the income.
Refer to a chart that shows how much someone in the government thinks it costs to raise a child of that income bracket.
Then you determine what percentage of that combine income each parent is earning.
You divide that magic amount on the chart by the percents determined in the line above. That's the amount of support each parent is responsible.
For the non custodial parent makes the child support payment.

I know, it sounds complicated. It makes much more sense when you can see the documentation and a sample along side it.

Answer by Anonymous at 7:13 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

• Not all states use the custodial parents income, my state (NY) only went off the noncustodial parent income and it was 17% for 1 child.

Answer by goaliemom93 at 9:02 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

• In my state, WI..it is off the noncustodial parents income..for 1 child it is 17 1/2 %. It doesn't matter what the custodial parent makes or how many other kids the noncustodial parent has. The percentage goes up depending on the number of kids. Trust me, it doesn't matter what the custodial parent makes or if they pay for day care, I still got the same amount when my son was in day care or now that he is 13.

Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:37 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

• Obviously, it depends on the state. Google child support calculators for your state and you'll get one that will give you a good idea.

Answer by missanc at 8:58 AM on Sep. 6, 2009