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The Family Court of the State of Delaware

The Delaware Child Support Formula Calculation


The Delaware Child Support Formula Calculation is designed to give you a general idea of what the child support payment may be. The Court assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the child support amount you determine based upon your use of this calculation.

The child support amount that you determine may not be the same amount that the Family Court will order. The child support order may be much higher or much lower, because the Family Court makes the final decision as to what income figures should be used in the calculation based upon the facts presented at the hearing. In Court you and the other party will have the opportunity to present pay stubs and tax returns to prove the amount of your income. Changing one or both income amounts may result in a totally different child support payment. Furthermore, there might be other factors the Family Court may consider, depending on the facts of your case, which could affect the amount of the child support order.