Child support or maintenance is paid by the non-custodial parent to help cover the day-to-day costs of the child. Whether the parents are divorced or were never married, the court will typically intervene if the parent who has custody could benefit from the income of the legally recognized other parent.
The amount of maintenance that a person will have to pay is dependent upon the number of children and amount of take-home income he or she makes each month, among other factors.Use this child support calculator as an example of how much support you may be required to pay each month, but keep in mind that each case is unique, laws vary from state to state and the court may consider other factors when ordering a monthly support fee.
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