list of 2021 child support update textANNOUNCEMENT: The 2021 Child Support Guidelines were recently released and they take effect on October 4, 2021. We are working on updating this online calculator and will have a new version live before the October 4 date.

An auto-calculating version created in Microsoft Excel is already available for download with a subscription to Gray Jay Endeavors, LLC Massachusetts forms subscription.

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Until then the below calculator still uses the in effect 2018 Child Support Guidelines: Below is our 2018 Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Calculator based on the worksheet from June 15, 2018. On May 18, 2018 the court announced a new worksheet available here.  We have provided this user-friendly version for your convenience:

To download the results on the court form worksheet go to the end of the form and click “Download the form as PDF”

2018 Massachusetts Child Support Calculator

  • 1. AGE, NUMBER, AND PARENTING OF CHILDREN

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    a. Number of children who may be eligible to be covered by this order
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 5.
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    b. Check the box that applies to the children listed in 1(a)
  • (check one box only)
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    c. Enter each parent's name
    If you checked Box 2 above, enter the name of the parent with whom the children primarily reside in the column for Parent A, and the other parent's name as Parent B; otherwise, enter either parent's name in either column
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    Enter the number and age of children for whom each parent may be eligible to receive support
    If you checked Box 1 above (shared), enter the number of children from 1(a) in the columns for both parents
    If you checked Box 2 above, enter the number of children from 1(a) in the column for Parent A, and enter 0 in the column for Parent B
    If you checked Box 3 above (split), enter the number of children primarily residing with each parent in each column
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    d. Number of children under age 18
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    e. Number of children 18 years or older
  • 2. INCOME

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    a. Gross weekly income
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    b. Minus Child care cost paid
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    c. Minus Health care cost paid
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    d. Minus Dental/vision insurance cost paid
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    e. Minus Other support obligations paid

 

 

Links related to the 2018 Child Support Guidelines:

Child Support Guidelines Update: Fixing the Table B Problem

Child Support Guidelines Update: Fixing the Double Counting of Health Care and Child Care Credits

8 Changes in the 2017 Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines

The 2018 Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines

The 2018 Massachusetts Child Support Court Form Worksheet

All Information related the 2017 and 2013 Guidelines

Information on Mediation

Information on Collaborative Law