A standard method for setting the amount of child support obligation based on the income of both parents and other factors as determined by state law. AKA child support guidelines.
The federal Divorce Act and Alberta Family Law Act set out guidelines for the amount of child support a debtor is required to pay. The base amount payable depends on the debtorâ€(tm)s income and the number of children to be supported.
A formula to determine the child support amount based upon gross income of both parents. This formula uses a child support worksheet which must be submitted to the court.