To our knowledge, this method is not used by any region in determining child support. However, it is based on the Economic Policy Institute’s actual costs of living and time-sharing. It is based on the presumption that both parents are equally responsible for the fiscal well-being of the child(ren). To determine your cost, please follow the directions below.
(Please note this calculator does not yet account for children that live part time in either of the households where support is not being calculated. However, this should not affect the calculation significantly. Do not include these children in calculations.)