In Alabama, child support is governed by Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 32 (A.R.J.A.). This is often referred to as the “Child Support Guidelines.” When determining the amount of child support owed whether in a divorce case or simply in a child support case, the court must apply the guidelines. The guidelines use an income share method to calculate child support. In other words, the guidelines provide that both parents shall contribute to the support of the children. The purpose of the guidelines is to assist the courts, lawyers, and parties in getting a more consistent determination of child support. Furthermore, there is a legal presumption that child support amount calculated based on the guidelines must be used and followed. However, the court can deviate from the guidelines for certain legal reasons.
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Please enter the following amounts in the fields below to get an estimate on your monthly child support payment.
|Child Form Based on Information Submitted;|
|Number of Children|
|Custodial Parent||Non-Custodial Parent;||Combined|
|1. Monthly Gross Income|
|a. Minus Preexisting Child Support Payments;|
|b. Minues Preexisting Periodic Alimony|
|2. Monthly Adjusted Gross Income|
|2a. Monthly Adjusted Gross Income to nearest 50;|
|Percentage Share of Income|
|Basic Child Support Obligation|
|Work-related Child Care Costs|
|Health Insurance Costs|
|Total Child Support Obligation|
|Each Parent's Child Support Obligation|
|Adjustment for payment of health insurance|
|Recommended Child Support Order:|