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Connecticut Child Support

The Connecticut divorce court may order either parent to pay child support, depending on the circumstances of the divorce. Child support is calculated by estimating the amount of support the child would have received if the family had stayed together. The estimate is divided proportionally between the parents, depending on each person's income. Connecticut has child support guidelines to determine child support orders, but the divorce court may choose to alter the guidelines based on some of the following child support factors:

  • Financial resources of the child
  • Age, health and station of the parents
  • Each parent's occupation, earning capacity, amount and sources of income, vocation skills and employability
  • The child's age and health
  • Occupation, vocational skills, employability of the child
  • The child's estate and needs
  • Relative financial means of the parents

The Connecticut divorce court can order either parent to provide health insurance for the child.

The official child support guidelines will be followed and presumed correct unless it can be proven that the child support amount would be inequitable or inappropriate with the circumstances of the divorce. A local Connecticut divorce lawyer will be able to work with you to determine if the child support amount issued through the official child support guidelines is an appropriate amount. Learn more about what changes in your situation will allow you to petition the Connecticut divorce court to modify child support. Connect today by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out a Connecticut divorce case review form. Find out what you can expect to pay or receive in child support to secure your child's future.

The above synopsis of Connecticut divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Connecticut divorce lawyer in your area.

Connecticut divorce laws were last updated May 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.