CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINE PAYMENTS

For the following guidelines, it is assumed that the monthly net resources for the supporting (non-custodial) parent are $8,550 or less. In these cases, the presumptive schedule of payments set by the court is as follows:

• One child, the child support payments will make up 20% of the supporting parent’s net income.
• Two children, the child support payments will make up 25% of the supporting parent’s net income.
• Three children, the child support payments will make up 30% of the supporting parent’s net income.
• Four children, the child support payments will make up 35% of the supporting parent’s net income.
• Five children, the child support payments will make up 40% of the supporting parent’s net income.
• Six or more children, then the child support payments will make up 40% or more of the supporting parent’s net income.

Exceptions to the Rules

There are several exceptions to the above guidelines. For instance, if the non-custodial parent has children from an additional relationship, these percentages may be reduced to accommodate children from both relationships.

Additionally, if the network resources for the non-custodial parent exceeds the assumed $8,550, the court may request additional child support payments depending on his or her monthly earnings. However, the court is not legally allowed to demand that the non-custodial parent pay more than an amount that is equal to 100 percent of the child’s proven needs or the presumptive amount.

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