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Child Support is the court ordered payment of money for the support of a minor child. The Court is REQUIRED to set a child support amount in every case. The Child Support Obligation consists of the following: base support, medical support, and child care. A formula is used in setting the amount. The formula consists of income for both parents, the number of children, number of overnights, cost of health insurance(premiums), and mandatory deductions from payroll. 

For a more extensive discussion of child support, including setting the amount, enforcement, modification and paying support, please visit the Friend of the Court Bureau.

There is a Child Support Calculator available for use to the public. Please be advised that this calculator is just an estimated based on the information input into it, but may give you an idea of what your child support payments will look like.

Common Forms

Uniform Child Support Order (PDF)
Motion Regarding Child Support (PDF)
Response to Motion for Child Support (PDF)
Objection to Child Support Recommendation (PDF)
Health Care Expense Form (PDF)
Friend of the Court Questionnaire (PDF)

Types of Enforcement Measures


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