To use the child support calculator, select or enter the appropriate information next to each statement.
When you have completed the form, click on the calculate button to get an estimate of the amount of child support that the non-custodial parent will have to pay to the custodial parent in Arizona.
Disclaimer: Please remember that these calculators are for informational and educational purposes only. The amount of child support a court will order for any particular case may be different from the amount estimated by the calculator.
For the most part, these calculators assume that all of the children at issue will primarily live with one parent. They are not intended to estimate child support for joint physical custody or split custody arrangements.
These calculators do not take into account any possible adjustments for children who are not subject to the custody order, but who are living with one of the parents. Finally, these calculators may be based on older or outdated state guidelines or calculations and may not take into consideration state or federal tax implications on income.
These and many other factors can affect a child support order entered by a court.
To determine the amount of child support owed to a custodial parent, Arizona law considers the amount of money that would have been used to support the children if the parents continued to live together. Based on this projected amount of money, the gross income of each parent, the amount of time each parent provides care for their child in a given year, and other factors (such as cost of childcare, extra educational expenses, medical insurance and additional costs of caring for a special needs child), child support orders are set in place.
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Keep in mind that child support is based on guidelines. Child support calculators can only provide you with an estimate of what you can expect a child support order to be. Use our child support calculators to estimate child support payments in Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Flagstaff, Tucson and other locations throughout the state.