I’m using your child support calculator and need to know what the exact number I’m required to pay in Child Support. is it Line #4 that calculates the basic child support obligation or line#9, which is the recommended recommended child support order. Thanks in advance for your help with this matter.
Line 4 calculates the basic necessities for the child. Line 9 is the recommended child support order amount that the non-custodial (or wealthier parent in joint custody) parent should pay, taking into account any extraordinary expenses, child care and health insurance, plus the income and additional support obligations of both parties. Line 9 is the amount that the child support should be issued for.