There are approximately 13.4 million custodial parents in the United States, and according to VeryWellFamily, 48.7% of them have some type of legal or informal child support agreement in place. If you have children but aren’t the custodial parent, chances are you’ll also need to pay child support at some point in the future.
Learn more about child support, why it’s necessary, and how we can make the process easier for you.
What is child support?
Child support is a financial safety net designed to protect children from the economic impact of divorce or separation. Child support payments are used to promote the general health and well-being of a child and go toward items such as food, clothing, shelter, medical care, and education.
Who has to pay child support?
Child support laws vary from state to state, but the goal is always the same: split the financial responsibility of raising a child. Every situation is different, but a non-custodial parent can pay child support to a custodial parent or vice versa. Before making a final ruling, the court accounts for a variety of factors, including your current income, debt-to-income ratio, and parenting responsibilities.
How does your child support calculator work?
Our Louisiana Child Support Calculator is an Excel template that calculates child support worksheets A and B while making split custody support calculations. Our calculator tool can:
Is the child support calculator a substitute for meeting with an attorney?
No. Our online child support calculator is designed for accuracy, but nothing can substitute meeting with an actual attorney. Our template is only a mathematical representation of the Louisiana Child Support Guidelines. If you have further questions about how these calculations apply to your case, have your legal counsel contact us.
To download and use our Louisiana Child Support Calculator today.