Child Support Calculator Problem


Dear TryingMyBest:

I will check into this today and determine what is going on. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
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Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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Hi, I used your website’s child support calculator. I make $2918 gross per month. I have sole physical custody. My ex makes $1105 gross per month. I pay $350 per month in day care expenses and $307.09 for the children’s portion of the health insurance.

When I used YOUR calculator, it came out that my ex owed me $770.09 per month in support(basic child support + part of child care + health insurance premium).

I showed it to a friend who was recently divorced, and she said “that can’t be right!” . She went to the NC DHHS website and put in the same numbers. Their calculator says my ex owed ONLY the basic child support obligation of $200.50!

We played with the numbers, and it was only when we put in a gross of over $1500/month that my ex would start being responsible for the other expenses.

Is there a mistake in your calculator, or in the DSS calculator?? I can’t believe my ex gets away with NO responsibility for health insurance or day care costs just because the leech is underemployed!!!