Child support is calculated differently by each state's divorce court. Some states rely only on the noncustodial parent's income, while some combine the income of both parents to create a more complex child support formula. Many states account for additional factors when calculating child support: number of children, parental responsibilities to children from other marriages and custody arrangements.
Some states are starting to publish an electronic child support calculator, while some only provide manual worksheets. There are a few states that give you only the state statutes or child support guidelines, letting you figure it out.
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