- health insurance
- number of children
- number of children currently supported in other relationships
- tax exemptions
- custody arrangements
- visitation arrangement
Each state has its own method of calculating support and its own criteria for evaluating the need for and appropriate amount of support. Many states provide a child support worksheet or calculator to help you determine the amount of support. In addition, many states offer free child support reviews through the local Child Support Enforcement Unit. The following links will assist you in finding and completing child support calculations specific to your state. If your state is not listed below, you should contact your local Clerk of Court to determine if they offer any assistance.
If you are currently divorced, separated or have a current child support obligation, use Rocket Lawyer's Child Support Review Letter to inform the other parent of your wish to alter the current child support obligation. This letter can also be used to formally request a review of the support obligation from you local state agency or legal aid office.