The NC Child Support Guidelines state that if a custodial parent’s income is less than $1,850 per month, then the entire amount of childcare expenses will go toward the support obligation of the noncustodial parent. Does the calculator used on this site account for that adjustment? Even Worksheet A does not seem to make the adjustment. Am I misunderstanding this guideline, or do the courts make the adjustment manually?
I’m not sure what you are seeing when you run the calculations, but I just did some sample calculations and found that our child support calculator accurately adds in 100% of the child care costs to the non-custodial party’s obligation if the party paying child care has below the threshold income amounts listed in the child support guidelines.