How Do I Calculate Child Support?

calculating child supportQuestion:

I recently had a newborn baby and need to adjust my child support so I can better provide for the baby as well. Is there a way to calculate this? Can I file this on my own?


I am not licensed to practice law in your state. Therefore, I cannot inform you as to the specific laws of your state and can only provide you with general information concerning child support.

Many states offer online child support calculators. You can also estimate the amount of child support you will have to pay in your state by using the DadsDivorce child support calculators.

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Utah divorce attorney Dena L. Morgan

If you have an existing order that is registered with or collected by the Department of Child Support Services, you should be able to make the adjustment by working directly with them on your change in circumstances. They should be able to provide you with the information necessary to adjust your ongoing child support obligation.

Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than general child support tips, so please consult a domestic litigation attorney in your area to obtain specific advice as to the laws in your state and how they impact your circumstances.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Utah divorce lawyer Dena L. Morgan, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on,, and, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels. Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.

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