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Child Support Calculator

The courts have official programs that they use to determine support, and these approved programs are the only support calculations admissible in court.

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Please note that the use of this calculator does not constitute legal advice and is just for estimation purposes. You should consult an attorney to obtain accurate legal advice regarding your specific child support. The courts have official programs that they use to determine support, and these approved programs are the only support calculations admissible in court. This calculator uses the mathematical formula found in the California Family Code and is current through the 2000 legislative session, and the results of this program have been tested and found to closely approximate those as determined by the officially approved programs. However, our calculator does not automatically factor in the tax consequences regarding your income. (It does not make deductions from gross income to arrive at net income.) Under the Statewide Uniform Guideline for Child Support, net income is determined by deducting certain standard deductions, i.e., taxes, social security, state disability, mandatory retirement and health insurance. The court also has the discretion to allow specified "hardship deductions," such as uninsured medical bills, uninsured catastrophic losses or the support of children from other relationships. We do not guarantee that our results will be the same as other programs, nor accept any liability from your use of the program. This information is not guaranteed and no warranty as to its reliability is made, either express or implied. To obtain more detailed information you should directly contact a qualified attorney in your geographic area.

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