How is child support calculated?

How to calculate child support how to calculate child support

Q: How is child support calculated?

A: Delaware utilizes a predefined formula to calculate child support called the Melson Formula. Both the mother’s and father’s income as well as certain deductions (although not all) are taken into consideration in the formula. Once all entries are completed, the formula calculates a support obligation. The formula along with instructions can be found on the Family Court website.

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