Child Support is figured up on a calculator according to income of Mom and Dad, health insurance, child care, and other expenses. NC determines that number. Alimony is different. Either you come up with an amount, or the courts do if they deem it applicable in your situation. Not all spouses get alimony. There is not real ‘calculator’ in figuring that up.

I think there is a maximum (50%, I’m not too sure on the exact number) that can be withheld from wages (via a wage withholding order) for child support and alimony, though.

Is there a maximum amount of ones salary that can be taken for child support and alimony? Currently, I am paying 42% of my salary towards child support & alimony.