Each state has its own child support guidelines that will provide an estimated amount of your monthly child support.
Sorting out child support is one of the biggest challenges parents face when navigating the divorce process. Coming up with an estimate of how much you will have to pay can ease much of a stretch and give you a clearer picture of what your financial situation will look like after divorce.
The child support calculator also can come in handy after your divorce is finalized should your financial circumstances change. Oftentimes, a change in circumstances regarding either your finances or your child custody arrangement can prompt a child support modification.
You can return to the child support calculator after your initial child support order has been issued to help determine whether or not a modification is warranted.
Keep in mind that these numbers are only rough estimates and should not be considered as determinative in your case.