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 Indiana.
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.
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Indiana Child Support Bureau helps enforce child support orders to ensure that children of divorce receive the benefits they have a right to. They also offer many services related to child support, including:
• Locating a non-custodial parent
• Establishing paternity
• Collecting current and delinquent payments
• Enforcing medical care and financial support
• Reviewing and modifying support orders
How do I receive child support?
In Indiana, child support is processed through the Child Support Bureau. You may receive child support by check, direct deposit, or it may be deposited for you onto the Hoosier Works MasterCard – a commercial debit account (CDA).
The non-custodial parent isn’t paying. What can I do?
If you are not receiving your child support payments because the non-custodial parent has stopped paying, there are many steps that the Child Support Bureau can take to recover your money, including wage garnishment, federal tax offset (intercept), state tax offset (intercept) and more.
If you would like to find more information about child support in Indiana, please visit: http://www.in.gov/dcs/support.htm. To get an estimate of how much you may have to pay – or how much you could receive – please utilize the child support calculator at www.AllLaw.com. This calculator is programmed based on Indiana child support guidelines that take into account your financial merit, your children’s needs, and how many other expenses you have. Whether you live in Hammond, South Bend, Evansville, Gary, Fort Wayne, or Indianapolis – take advantage of this free tool in order to better assess your financial situation.