Child Support Calculator (2009)

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Legal Practice Tools: Massachusetts Family Law

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Massachusetts Child Support Calculator 2009 determines the amount of a parents child support obligation based on the parties' respective incomes, the number of children in the family, and any additional child care expenses that the payor maintains for the benefit of the children. This calculator tool will determine the presumptive amount of child support to be ordered by the Court.

Pursuant to the Guidelines, this calculator is only applicable for the first $250,000 of combined income. A determination of support for income above $250,000 requires additional calculation and can only be considered at the discretion of the Probate and Family Court.

For more information about the Massacusett Child Support Calculator and Guidelines, see the offical Full Text of Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines and the Official Court Worksheet.

This version of the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines will be superseded by the revised Version, effective August 1, 2013.

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      Child Support Calculator    
         
    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  
         
      Number of Children  
         
    2 Summary Of Results  
    a. Combined support amount for 1 child (Table A)
    b. Adjustment for number of children (Table B)
    c. Combined support amount
    d. Recipient's % of combined income
    e. Minus Recipient's share of combined support amount
    f. Payor's proportional weekly support amount
    g. Weekly support amount as % of Recipient income
         
    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)  





    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 $100.00 21.00%  
    $101.00 $200.00 24.00%  
    $201.00 $320.00 $77.00 + 26.00% above $320.00
    $321.00 $500.00 $124.00 + 25.00% above $500.00
    $501.00 $1,000.00 $249.00 + 22.00% above $1,000.00
    $1,001.00 $1,500.00 $359.00 + 19.00% above $1,500.00
    $1,501.00 $2,500.00 $549.00 + 17.00% above $2,500.00
    $2,501.00 $3,500.00 $719.00 + 15.00% above $3,500.00
    $3,501.00 $4,808.00            
    Table B    
    Adjustment for Number of Children
    Children  Adjustment  
    1 1.00  
    2 1.2  
    3 1.27  
    4 1.32  
    5 1.35