Category: Child Support

How Child Support is Calculated in Missouri?

For divorcing parents with children, how child support is calculated in Missouri is a major concern. The goal of the child support system is to allow the children to live according to the same standards they would have if the parents were still together, while ensuring that both parents provide a fair share according to their capabilities.  With this in mind, the courts consider many factors when calculating child support, through using the Child Support Amount Calculation Sheet, commonly known as Form 14, as well as by taking into account each family’s unique needs.

Navigating Form 14 can be complicated, and making mistakes can result in one party’s paying too much or rece [...]