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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the maximum child support?
The maximum child support depends on how much each party makes. The difference in the parents' income and parenting time are the two biggest factors when calculating child support. You can calculate your child support using the child support calculator on our website.
What are the child support laws?
Child support laws are an important part of family law. They outline who gets child support and when. They also determine how to calculate child support for the different types of arrangements.
How do I check my child support?
You can check your child support by contacting your local child support agency. They will be able to direct you to the best place to look or simply tell you themselves.
Is child support taken out before taxes?
Depending on the state, the exact calculation may vary. For example, Wisconsin uses your gross income to calculate, but Illinois uses your net income. Gross income is your income before taxes and net income is your income after taxes.
How do I calculate child support?
You can calculate child support using a child support calculator such as the one we provide. Each state has its own way of calculating child support. Some states layout the exact way to calculate it in their laws, others are less restricting on how to calculate it.
Will the IRS take my refund if I owe child support?
The IRS can take your refund if you owe child support. They will do this if you owe back child support (also called arrears) and have not been paying the other party. They can also delay your refund as a less severe measure. The best way to keep your refund is to simply pay your child support as required. And, if you can’t pay it, file to modify your child support.
Can parents agree to no child support?
Yes, parents can agree to neither of them getting child support. But, if a parent later decides they need it or the situation changes and they want it, they have the option to request it. This request is usually done through the court.