Child Support Calculator

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Instructions Mother Father
How many children are a part of the support action?
Enter Father and Mother’s gross monthly income.
Enter previously ordered alimony actually paid.
Enter previously ordered child support.
Optional – Enter the amount from Line 12 for either parent from the Children in Present Home Worksheet.
How many nights will the children spend with each parent? (Both numbers must equal 365)
Combined nights must equal 365.
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Worksheet

Instructions Mother Father Combined
1. Enter the number of natural and adopted children of this mother and father for whom support is to be awarded.      
2a. Enter the Father’s and Mother’s gross monthly income. Refer to Instructions for definition of income.      
2b. Enter previously ordered alimony that is actually paid. (Do not enter alimony ordered for this case).      
2c. Enter previously ordered child support. (Do not enter obligations ordered for the children in Line 1).      
2d. OPTIONAL: Enter the amount from Line 12 of the Children in Present Home Worksheet for either parent.      
3. Subtract Lines 2b, 2c, and 2d from 2a. This is the Adjusted Gross Income for child support purposes.      
4. Take the COMBINED figure in Line 3 and the number of children in Line 1 to the Support Table. Find the Base Combined Support Obligation. Enter it here. (Support Table up to date as of April 1st, 2014)

     
5. Divide each parent’s adjusted monthly gross in Line 3 by the COMBINED adjusted monthly gross in Line 3.      
6. Multiply Line 4 by Line 5 for each parent to obtain each parent’s share of the Base Support Obligation.      
7a. Enter the number of overnights the children will spend with each parent. (They must total 365). Each parent must have at least 111 overnights to qualify for Joint Physical Custody (U.C.A. 78B-12-208).      
7b. Identify the parent who has the child the lesser number of overnights, and continue the rest of the calculation for them. You will be making adjustments to the net amount owed by this parent.  
8a. For the parent who has the child the lesser number of overnights multiply the number of overnights that are greater than 110 but less than 131 by .0027 to obtain a resulting figure and enter in the respective column.  
8b. Multiply the result on line 8a. by the Combined Support Obligation on line 4 for this parent and enter the number in the respective column.  
8c. Subtract the respective dollar amount on line 8b. from this parent’s share of the Base Support Obligation found in the column for this parent on line 6 to determine the amount as indicated by U.C.A. 78B-12-208 (3)(a) and enter the amount in the respective column.  
9a. Additional calculation necessary if both parents have the child for more than 131 overnights (Otherwise go to line 10): For the parent who has the child the lesser number of overnights multiply the number of overnights that exceed 130 (131 overnights or more) by .0084 to obtain a resulting figure and enter it in the respective column.  
9b. Multiply the result on line 9a. by the Combined Support Obligation on line 4 for this parent and enter each in the respective column.  
9c. Subtract this parent’s dollar amount on line 9b. from their respective amount as identified on line 8c. to determine the amount as indicated by U.C.A. 78B-12-208 (3)(b) and enter the amount in the respective column. Go to line 10.  
10. BASE CHILD SUPPORT AWARD: If the result in line 9c. is > 0, then this parent is the obligor (and the other parent is the obligee). Enter the amount in line 9c. here. This is the amount owed by this parent to the obligee all 12 months of the year. If the result in line 9c. is < 0, then this parent is the obligee (and the other parent is the obligor). Enter the absolute value of the result in line 9C. here. This is the amount owed to this parent by the obligor all 12 months of the year.