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Mississippi Child Support Calculator

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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.

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 Finally, these calculators may be based on older or outdated state guidelines or calculations and may not take into consideration state or federal tax implications on income.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.

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.

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