Mississippi Child Support Calculator
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.
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 will primarily live with one parent. It is not intended to estimate situations where there is joint physical custody or split custody.
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.
These factors and others may affect a child support order entered by a court.
The purpose of this calculator is informational and educational only. It does not constitute legal advice. This child support calculator is based on statutory guidelines. The court has the final authority to determine the amount of child support awarded. This number is only an estimate and is not a guarantee of the amount of child support that will be awarded. Other factors may affect the amount of child support awarded. Please see an attorney in your area for more detailed information:
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.
How much will my child support payment be?
If you would like an estimate of how much your monthly child support payments may be, use the reliable child support calculator at www.AllLaw.com. This free tool is based on Mississippi child support guidelines to provide you with an accurate estimation of likely child support payments.
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