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 Rhode Island.
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:
Information about Rhode Island Child Support
In Rhode Island, child support issues are handled by the Office of Child Support Services which is a division of the Department of Human Services. Following you will find information about Rhode Island’s Office of Child Support Services.
If you are receiving FIP benefits, RIte Care benefits, or other public assistance for your children, you will automatically be enrolled in the child support program through OCSS. Parents who are not receiving public assistance are welcome to apply as well.
There is a one-time non-refundable $20 fee for services unless you are receiving FIP or RIte Care benefits, or other public assistance.
- Establish paternity
- Establish a child support order
- Collect payments
- Disbursement of child support payments
- Review support orders
- Request that the court modify a support order
Services not available
- Legal representation
- Help with visitation or custody issues
- Spousal support or alimony help
- Hiring private investigators to determine if non-custodial parent is failing to report all income
When to contact OCSS
When you are enrolled for services through OCSS, there are several occasions in which you must notify OCSS:
- Your address or phone number changes
- You change your social security number
- You change your driver’s license number
- You change jobs
- Your employer’s name, address, or phone number changes
- The court orders a custody arrangement change
- You receive another court order
If you would like to receive an estimate of your monthly child support payment, use the child support calculator at www.AllLaw.com. Whether you live in Warwick, East Providence, Pawtucket, Cranston, Woonsocket, Providence, or elsewhere in the state, you can rely on this free tool to get an approximation of your child support payment.
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