Calculating Child and Spousal Support

Child support is calculated according to the Child Support Guidelines which is a table that stipulates the amount of child support based on income  and the number of dependent children.

Child support is normally adjusted annually with the most current income being used to make any appropriate adjustment to the support amount.

As a guide to determining the amount of spousal support , the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines are used . These guidelines generate a range of spousal support .

Most separation agreements or court orders for support include a provision for an annual review of child support. I often get requests to assist parties in determining the  adjustment to the child support amount. [Read more…]