Calculate Child Support Payments in Mississippi
The calculator below will estimate your monthly child support payment based on Mississippi's child support guidelines.
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 Mississippi.
Establishing Paternity for Mississippi Child Support
Why should I establish paternity for my child/ren?
- It may give your child/ren a better sense of identity in knowing both of their parents
- You can learn about your child/ren’s medical history so that you know about their risk of developing certain predisposed conditions
- You may be able to claim death, disability, and insurance benefits for your child/ren
- Your child/ren will benefit from having the financial support of both parents
How can I establish paternity?
One way of establishing paternity is at birth. By signing an Acknowledgement of Paternity form at the hospital, you can establish a legal link to your child’s father. Paternity can also be established voluntarily or involuntarily through a court order. If you qualify, the Mississippi Department of Human Services Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE) can help you establish a paternal link for your child/ren through genetic testing.