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Legal Practice Tools: Massachusetts Family Law

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Revised Massachusetts Child Support Calculator 2013 became effective on August 1, 2013, along with revised Child Support Guidelines. Important changes include an overall reduction in the total support order, clarification on support where the combined income is over $250,000, and new calculation structure based on the allocation of time the child/ren spend with each parent. Click here for a breakdown of the significant changes in this law. This calculator tool will determine the presumptive amount of child support to be ordered by the Court.

Also see the Full Text of Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines and the Official Court Worksheet.

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      Child Support Calculator (August 1, 2013)  
    1 Income   Recipient Payor
    a. Gross Weekly Income  
    b. Minus Child Care cost paid  
    c. Minus Health insurance cost paid  
    d. Minus Dental/Vision cost paid  
    e. Minus Other Support Obligations paid  
    f. Available Income  
    g. Combined Available Income Recipient 1(f) + Payor 1(f)
    h. Percent of Combined Available Income 1(f) / 1(g)  
      Number of Children    
    2 Child Support Calculation      
    a. Maximum available income maximum 1(g) but not more than $4808
    b. Combined support amount for one child from Table A of Guidelines Chart for 2(a)
    c. Adjustment for number of children covered by
    this order (See Table B)
    d. Total combined support amount 2(b) x 2(c)    
    e. Minus Recipient's proportional share of support 2(d) x Recipient 1(h)
    f. Payor's proportional weekly support amount 2(d) - 2(e)
    g. Weekly support amount as % of Recipient income 2(f) ÷ Recipient 1(f)
    h. Payor's Final Weekly Support AMT  
      If 2(g) is 10% or more, then enter 2(f) here.    
      Otherwise, enter the lesser of 2(f) OR (10% + 2(g)) x Payor 1(f)    
    3 Available Income Above $4,808    
    a. Combined Maximum of $0 or 1(g) - $4,808
    b. Proportional share for the recipient and payor 3(a) x 1(h)

    Table A              
    Child Support Obligation Schedule  
    *Amount are per week and rounded to nearest dollar*  
    Combined Income (line 1(g)) Child Support Amount (1 Child)  
    Min Max At court discretion, but not less than $80/month
    $0.00 $150.00  
    $151.00 $319.00     22.00%    
    $320.00 $750.00 $70.00 + 22.00% above $319.00
    $751.00 $1,250.00 $165.00 + 21.00% above $750.00
    $1,251.00 $2,000.00 $270.00 + 19.00% above $1,250.00
    $2,001.00 $3,000.00 $413.00 + 15.00% above $2,000.00
    $3,001.00 $4,000.00 $563.00 + 12.00% above $3,000.00
    $4,001.00 $4,808.00 $683.00 + 11.00% above $4,000.00
    Table B    
    Adjustment for Number of Children
    Children Adjustment  
    1 1.00  
    2 1.25  
    3 1.38  
    4 1.45  
    5 1.48