Newest 2021 MA Child Support Calculator

Newest 2021 Massachusetts Child Support Calculator

This Child Support Calculator uses the October 4, 2021 Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines, which are required for child support orders in MA starting October 4, 2021. For child support court orders between June 15, 2018 and October 3, 2021, use this 2018-2021 MA Child Support Calculator.

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After calculating your child support, you can click the button “Save Results to Worksheet PDF” to save the results to a Child Support Guidelines Worksheet .pdf, or you can add the case name, docket number and other information to create a completely  court-ready Child Support Guidelines Worksheet .pdf.

To calculate how much child support you should pay or receive, simply fill in the following information and click “Calculate”.

 

After you have calculated your results and downloaded a court-ready .pdf, you should check your final calculations against the state court’s calculating .pdf at: MA fillable .pdf 2021 child support calculator. You may find the state court form difficult to fill out–if you use my website first, the resulting .pdf will guide you in how to fill out the state court .pdf.

d)   Which of the following three choices is closest to describing the amount of time the children spend with each parent? Indicate the amount of time that the child spends with each parent by choosing from among 4 choices: about 50% time with each parent, about 1/3 of the time with you and 2/3 of the time with your spouse, about 2/3 of the time with you and 1/3 of the time with your spouse, or (less common) “split” custody, in which different children have primary residence with different parents. Choose the one that is closest to your situation.
  About 33% with Petitioner B and 67% with Petitioner A
  About 50% of the time with each parent
  About 33% with Petitioner A and 67% with Petitioner B
  (Less common) There is more than one child covered by the order, and each parent provides a primary residence for at least one child (different children have different primary residences)
You have indicated that 1 or more children primarily reside with Petitioner A and 1 or more children primarily reside with Petitioner B
 
b-1) Indicate how many children under 18 primarily reside with Petitioner A and how many with Petitioner B:
c-1) Indicate how many children 18 and 23 who receive child support primarily reside with Petitioner A and how many with Petitioner B:
e)   Enter a weekly dollar amount for the following income and expenses:
 
Gross weekly income  Enter the gross weekly income for each parent. Gross weekly income is the total amount BEFORE taxes and other deductions are made from your paycheck.:
Health Insurance cost each week  Enter the amount paid by each spouse for family and for individual health care insurance each week.:
Dental/Vision cost each week  Enter the amount paid by each spouse weekly toward the child’s vision or dental insurance. (It can be difficult to separate this out from family vision and dental, since it is typically paid together.):


If you pay child care costs, enter the amount that each parent contributes to the cost for each child. If you do not pay child support for a child, leave it blank:

Child care amount paid for Youngest child:
Child care amount paid for Second Youngest child:
Child care amount paid for Third Youngest child:
Child care amount paid for Fourth Youngest child:
Child care amount paid for Fifth Youngest child:
Weekly alimony or child support paid out to a previous marriage  If either of you pays alimony to a previous spouse or if either of you pays out child support for a child from a previous relationship or marriage, enter the weekly paid out in that person’s column.:


If you receive a Social Security dependency benefit (less common):

Enter the total amount of the dependency benefit in the column of the disabled or retired parent:
Enter the amount of the dependency benefit Social Security sends directly to each parent:

CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES WORKSHEET (June 15, 2018 version)

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Enter any of the following information that you would like to appear on the Worksheet .pdf:

Case Name:
Docket Number:
Date Prepared:
Name of Preparer:
The numbering and description of each line come directly from the Massachusetts Probate Court's CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES WORKSHEET, which is a required document for divorce and child support cases and can be downloaded from the link here.
Below are the calculations that lead to the child support amount. The numbering and description of each line come directly from the Massachusetts Probate Court's CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES WORKSHEET, which is a required document for child support and divorce cases. Because you indicated that each parent will have the children about 50% of the time, you will see two sets of calculations. The first one calculates child support as if had most of the parenting time, and the second one calculates child support as if had most of the parenting time. The actual presumptive ("expected") payment in this 50-50 custody situation is the mathematical difference between the two calculated amounts, with the higher income spouse (typically) paying this difference. This calculation is shown at the bottom of the page.
   
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