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									Income Shares
Child Support Guideline Model
Testing Results

Examination of Shared Income determinations adopted by other
states and comparison of their methods and results for a basic
understanding of practical workings of the Income Shares model.



                                                 Last Updated: 11/16/09
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Outline

•   Guideline Synopsis
•   Current Illinois Procedures
•   Income Shares Model – Basic Workings
•   General Shared Income Computations
•   Family Testing Scenarios
•   Step-by-Step Calculation Example
•   State Comparison Testing Results
•   State Website Links
•   References & Resources


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History
• Family Support Act of 1988
  ▫ Required all states to adopt guidelines for establishing and
    modifying child support
  ▫ Guidelines must be reviewed every 4 years

• National Center for State Courts Institute for Court
  Management
  ▫ Conducted a Guidelines Project for OCSE
  ▫ Developed Shared Income Model

• Basis of Shared Income Guidelines Models
  ▫ Children should receive the same proportion of parental income
    they would have received had the parents stayed together
  ▫ Economic child rearing expenditures used in developing
    guideline schedules

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     Principles of State Child Support Guidelines Identified by
     1984-87 Federal OCSE Guidelines Project Advisory
     Committee
1.    Both parents should share in the financial support of their children. The responsibility should be divided in proportion to
      their available income.
2.    The subsistence needs of each parent should be considered, but in virtually no case should the obligation be set at zero.

3.    Child support must cover a child’s basic needs as a first priority; but, to the extent either parent enjoys a higher standard
      of living, the child is also entitled to share in that higher standard of living.
4.    Each child of a given parent has a right to a share of that parent’s income. (In other words, when a parent has other
      children besides the children for whom support is being determined, an adjustment may be appropriate.)
5.    The guidelines should not treat children of separated, divorced, and never-married parents differently.
6.    The guidelines should not assume whether the mother or father is the custodial parent.
7.    The guidelines should not create economic disincentives to remarry or work. (An economic disincentive to remarry
      could exist if the guidelines considered a new spouse’s income. An economic disincentive to not work may be avoided
      by imputing income to a parent who is voluntarily unemployed or underemployed.)
8.    The guidelines should consider the involvement of both parents in the child’s upbringing. It should take into
      consideration the financial support provided by parents in shared physical custody or extended visitation arrangements.
      Yet, this does not necessarily obviate the child support obligation in 50/50% timesharing arrangements.


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State Usages of Guideline Models
       Usage of Guidelines
State State Application of Guidelines Models Models in
2008




      Income Shares (37 States)

  Shared Income (38)
    Percentage of Obligor Income (10 States)

      Other [3 States (HI, DE, MT) are based on
    Melson Formula; of a hybrid approach]
  PercentageMA useIncome (10)

  Melson Formula (3)
Note – New York uses a hybrid model between
Shared Income and Percentage of Income.
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Current HFS Website Guideline Calculator
      Access path: www.ilchildsupport.com / ―Calculate Support‖ (3rd link)




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Current HFS Website Guideline Calculator




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Income Shares Guideline Schedules


•   Schedule is based on parents’ combined incomes

•   Schedule uses average child-rearing expenditures for
    intact families with identical incomes

•   Schedule contains the parents’ total obligation to the
    children




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 Income Shares Schedules Typically….
• INCLUDE
 Housing: rent , utilities, mortgage
  interest, property taxes, condo fees,      • EXCLUDE
  home furnishings, etc…                     • Child care expenses
 Transportation: finance charges, leases,   • Health insurance
  gas & oil, maintenance & repairs, bus
                                             • Uninsured,
  tokens, etc…
                                               extraordinary medical
 Food:                                        expenses (co-
 Entertainment: admissions, lessons,          insurance on x-rays)
  activity fees, pets, toys, equipment       • Mortgage principal
 Apparel:                                   • Net vehicle outlays
 Other: personal care products, reading,
  ordinary education fees
 $250 Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenses: to
  cover band-aids, over-the-counter
  medicines, etc…
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Why Income Shares Schedules Vary
• Developed in different years, so consider different price levels

• Developed from different measurements of child-rearing expenditures
  ▫ “Engel” estimator may overstate actual child-rearing expenditures
  ▫ “Rothbarth” estimator may understate actual child-rearing expenditures

• Some calculators use gross income, other calculations use net. The calculators that
  use gross income incorporate the netting effect within the schedule.

• Some include self support reserve tests for low-income obligors; further, the amount
  of the self support reserve varies

• Some exceptionally low/high income states realign measurements based on national
  data for the income of their state

• A few states adjust for their higher housing costs

• States vary in what medical expenses are included and how much

• Other

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Treatment of High Incomes
Guideline Maximums
• Gross-income schedules typically went to $20,000 - $30,000/mo
• Net-income schedules typically went to $15,000 - $20,000/mo

Many states provide for court discretion for incomes above the highest
amount on the schedule, but the highest amount is a floor, for example:
   Excerpt from Colorado: The judge may use discretion to
   determine child support in circumstances where combined
   adjusted gross income exceeds the uppermost levels of the
   guideline; except that the presumptive basic child support
   obligation shall not be less than it would be based on the highest
   level of adjusted gross income set forth in the guideline.




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Treatment of Low Incomes
Self-support Reserve Testing
•     Allows a low income NCP to retain a minimal amount of income before being assessed a full percentage of child
      support

•     Insures the NCP has sufficient income available to maintain a minimum standard of living which does not affect
      negatively his or her earning capacity, incentive to continue working and ability to provide for him or herself

•     Based on 85 – 135% poverty level

•     More common than income equalization



Income Equalization
•     Based on amounts that equalize income

•     Ex: used by Colorado and Oklahoma

•     Recognizes needs of both NCP and CP-family

•     However, somewhat complicated due to minimum wage changes etc.


Caveat – most states provide for imputing income for a parent who voluntarily does not work or purposely reduces his/her
     work to affect the child support award amount.


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Online Calculator Disclaimer Examples
• Oklahoma



• California


• D.C.
                   ++Please Note: This estimate is for informational use only and is not a guarantee of the amount of child support the court will
                   order. The results are only as accurate as the information that you provide on the tool. Other factors may affect the actual child
                   support order. The Court will ultimately have the final authority to determine the amount of the child support order.
•   Disclaimer


•   Introduction




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Other Information
• Gross vs. Net
  ▫ Gross - 71% of states use gross as income basis
    Netting effect is incorporated into schedule
  ▫ Net - 29% of states use net as income basis
    Calculations require data such as: federal, state & local
    taxes, and tax filing status; also, union dues and retirement
    (pension) contributions are commonly deducted


• Frequency
  ▫ Monthly—87%
  ▫ Weekly—8% (Connecticut, Indiana & Massachusetts)
  ▫ Annual—5% (D.C., Idaho & New York)

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Other Information (cont’d)
• Common Allowances
 ▫ Previously ordered child support—95% include
 ▫ Alimony—87% include
 ▫ Legal child provision—71% include




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Common Adjustments to Basic Child Support
Obligation (BCSO) When Shared Income is Used
Common adjustments:
  ▫ Child care—97% include
    Net of federal child care tax credit
    While parent is at work, school, training, job search
  ▫ Parenting time—65% include as adjustment , 13% as deviation, 16% do
    not include in web calculations, 3% as discretionary & 3% is unknown
  ▫ Education—63% include
  ▫ Medical (uninsured, unreimbursed & extraordinary costs)
    Reasonable amount—ex: cannot exceed 3% gross income

  Note – these adjustments are generally:
  1 - Totaled
  2 - Pro-rated
  3 - Added respectively to each parent’s BCSO amount
  4 - Each parent’s amount is reduced by direct payments

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Deviations (Judicial)
• Common Deviations
  ▫ Extraordinary medical
    (special needs & over $250/child/year)

  ▫ Extraordinary education
    (gifted & secondary education)

  ▫ Extraordinary visitation
    (commute between households)

  Note: Guideline calculations have incorporated many specific
   costs as add-ons and deductions rather than deviations.
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Basic Shared Income Computation
Colorado calculations illustrated
1. Determine each parent’s gross income, then their combined
   total income. [Example (gross income): CP earns $1,500/M ,
   NCP $3,000/M and total income is $4,500]
2. Find the basic child support obligation amount in the
   guideline schedule using number of children and combined
   total income. [Example: one child, amount is $722/M]
3. Apply allowances for child care, medical expenses, parenting
   time, etc. [Example: N/A]
4. Prorate the presumptive child support obligation amount
   between each parent. [Example: CP share is $240.67/M, and
   NCP share is $481.33/M]

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 Colorado Guideline Schedules
                                         SCHEDULE OF BASIC CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS
                              NUMBER OF CHILDREN                                              NUMBER OF CHILDREN

                                                                   Monthly
Monthly Gross
                                                        More    Gross Income
   Income         1     2        3       4         5                            1      2      3       4       5     More than 5
                                                       than 5     ($10,450-
($850-$10,400)
                                                                   $20,000)
    4000         677   980      1153   1274    1381    1478        13600       1461   2110   2481   2741     2971      3179
    4050         682   987      1161   1283    1391    1488        13650       1465   2116   2488   2749     2980      3189
    4100         686   993      1169   1292    1400    1498        13700       1469   2122   2495   2757     2989      3198
    4150         691   1000     1177   1301    1410    1509        13750       1473   2128   2502   2765     2997      3207
    4200         695   1006     1185   1310    1420    1519        13800       1477   2134   2509   2773     3006      3216
    4250         700   1013     1193   1318    1429    1529        13850       1481   2140   2517   2781     3014      3225
    4300         704   1020     1201   1327    1439    1539        13900       1485   2146   2524   2789     3023      3235
    4350         708   1026     1209   1336    1448    1550        13950       1489   2152   2531   2797     3032      3244
    4400         713   1033     1217   1345    1458    1560        14000       1493   2158   2538   2805     3040      3253
    4450         717   1039     1225   1354    1467    1570        14050       1497   2164   2545   2813     3049      3262
    4500         722   1046     1233   1362    1477    1580        14100       1501   2170   2553   2821     3058      3272
    4550         726   1053     1241   1371    1486    1590        14150       1505   2176   2560   2829     3066      3281
    4600         731   1059     1249   1380    1496    1601        14200       1509   2181   2567   2836     3075      3290
    4650         735   1066     1257   1389    1505    1611        14250       1514   2187   2574   2844     3083      3299
    4700         739   1071     1262   1395    1512    1618        14300       1518   2193   2581   2852     3092      3308
    4750         742   1075     1267   1400    1517    1623        14350       1522   2199   2589   2860     3101      3318
    4800         745   1079     1271   1405    1523    1629        14400       1526   2205   2596   2868     3109      3327
    4850         748   1083     1276   1410    1528    1635        14450       1530   2211   2603   2876     3118      3336
    4900         751   1088     1280   1415    1533    1641        14500       1534   2217   2610   2884     3126      3345
    4950         755   1092     1285   1420    1539    1647        14550       1538   2223   2617   2892     3135      3354
    5000         758   1096     1289   1425    1544    1652        14600       1542   2229   2624   2900     3144      3364




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Example: Colorado – Mother has full custody




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Example: Colorado – Worksheet A
                             The Mother’s (CP)
                                  share of the
                             support amount is
                                presumed to be
                               spent directly on
                                   the child.
                              Thus, IV-D would
                                 disregard the
                              Mother’s $240.67
                             share amount, and
                                only enforce the
                               $481.33 amount,
                                  which is the
                               Father’s share of
                              the recommended
                             child support order
                                    amount.

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State Comparisons of Family Scenarios
• Selected Comparison States
  ▫   Colorado
  ▫   Indiana
  ▫   Oregon
  ▫   South Carolina


• Results
  ▫ Based on utilization of each state’s on-line child support
    calculator accessed via each selected state’s website




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Family Scenarios (continued on next page)
In each scenario mother and father are divorced.
Alexander family - no NCP overnights
Parties have three children that live with the mother. Father has no overnights. No other factors were
considered.
Father – Mark Alexander              Mother – Beth Alexander
Children: Gerald, age 3, DOB 1/1/06 Megan, age 8, DOB 1/1/01              Mike, age 14, DOB 1/1/95

Baxter family – 125 NCP overnights
Parties have three children that live with the mother. Father has 125 overnights. No other factors were
considered.
Father – John Baxter                 Mother – Linda Baxter
Children: Gerald, age 3, DOB 1/1/06 Megan, age 8, DOB 1/1/01 Mike, age 14, DOB 1/1/95

Cooper family – split custody (each parent has one child)
Parties have two children; oldest child lives with the father and youngest child lives with the mother. No
other factors were considered.
Father – Robert Cooper              Mother – Patti Cooper
Children: James, age 14, DOB 1/1/95            Hannah, age 10, DOB 1/1/99

Draper family – split custody (mom has 2 children/dad has 1 child)
Parties have three children. Two youngest children live with mother. Oldest child lives with father. No
other factors were considered.
Father – Kevin Draper             Mother – Alice Draper
Children: Justin, age 3, DOB 1/1/06 Melissa, age 8, DOB 1/1/01         Scott, age 14, DOB 1/1/95             23
Evans family – mom has 3 joint children/dad has 1 older non-joint child
Their three joint children all live with the mother. Father lives with one older non-joint child. No other factors
were considered.
Father – Chris Evans                   Mother – Kathy Evans
Joint children:          Kim, age 3, DOB 1/1/06 Michelle, age 8, DOB 1/1/01 Mark, age 14, DOB 1/1/95
Non-joint child:         Ian, age 15, DOB 1/1/94

Fredrick family – mom has 3 joint children/dad has 1 younger non-joint child
Their three joint children all live with the mother. Father lives with one younger non-joint child. No other factors
were considered.
Father – Adam Fredrick                 Mother – Samantha Fredrick
Joint Children:          Kyle, age 3, DOB 1/1/06 Maddi, age 8, DOB 1/1/01 Luke, age 14, DOB 1/1/95
Non-joint child:         Jessica, age 2, DOB 1/1/07

Gates family – mom has 3 joint children/dad pays $400 cs mo for 1 older non-joint child
Parties have three children that all live with the mother. Father lives alone and pays $400 monthly in child
support for one older non-joint child. No other factors were considered.
Father – Rick Gates                   Mother – Becky Gates
Joint Children:         George, age 3, DOB 1/1/06 Melanie, age 8, DOB 1/1/01 Matt, age 14, DOB 1/1/95
Non-joint child:        Amanda, age 15, DOB 1/1/94

Hill family – mom has 3 joint children/dad pays $400 cs mo for 1 younger non-joint child
Parties have three children that all live with the mother. Father lives alone and pays $400 in monthly child
support for a younger non-joint child. No other factors were considered.
Father – Jeff Hill                    Mother – Janet Hill
Joint Children:         Alex, age 3, DOB 1/1/06 Ashley, age 8, DOB 1/1/01 Markus, age 14, DOB 1/1/95
Non-joint child:        Hailey, age 2, DOB 1/1/07                                                            24
Income Levels Utilized for Family Scenarios

Income Level A                        Gross Monthly Income                      Gross *Weekly Income                      **Net Monthly Income
(Father has higher income)              Father $10,416 mo                          Father $2403 wk                           Father $6938 mo
                                         Mother $4166 mo                           Mother $961 wk                            Mother $3026 mo

Income Level B                        Gross Monthly Income                      Gross *Weekly Income                      **Net Monthly Income
(Mother has higher income)               Father $2083 mo                           Father $480 wk                            Father $1612 mo
                                        Mother $6250 mo                            Mother $1442 wk                           Mother $4371 mo

Income Level C                        Gross Monthly Income                      Gross *Weekly Income                      **Net Monthly Income
( Parents’ income equal)                 Father $6250mo                            Father $1442 wk                           Father $4371 mo
                                        Mother $6250 mo                            Mother $1442 wk                           Mother $4371 mo
*Utilize weekly gross income for Indiana calculator

**Utilize monthly net income for Illinois calculations. Standard Federal and Illinois Tax guidelines for a single person with 0 allowances claimed and
FICA/Medicare percentages (7.65%) were used in the calculation of net income.




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Baxter Family Step-By-Step Calculations
Colorado website calculations illustrated
•   Mother and father are divorced.
•   Parties have three joint children that live with the mother.
•   Father has 125 overnights.
•   Income Level A:
    ▫ Mother has $4,166 gross monthly income
    ▫ Father has $10,416 gross monthly income
• Children:
    ▫ Gerald, age 3, DOB 1/1/06
    ▫ Megan, age 8 DOB 1/1/01
    ▫ Mike, age 14, DOB 1/1/95
• Parents:
    ▫ Mother is Linda Baxter
    ▫ Father is John Baxter


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CO Calculator – Opening Screen (Upper)
                                 Note:
                                 Excel based
                                 worksheet.

                                 Initial default
                                 display, i.e.
                                 no manual
                                 entry yet.

                                 Result
                                 displays the
                                 default
                                 Worksheet A
                                 and CO
                                 statutorily
                                 minimum
                                 $50 order
                                 amount.

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CO Calculator – Opening Screen (Lower)
                                Note:
                                Entry fields
                                are for case
                                specific data
                                and
                                comments.

                                Worksheet A
                                is the default
                                worksheet
                                and is for
                                SOLE
                                PHYSICAL
                                CARE, and
                                is currently
                                indicated as
                                the work-
                                sheet to be
                                used.
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Colorado Calculator




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Colorado Calculator




Note:
These specific adjustments may be applied. However, there is no applicable adjustment in our example scenario.
Thus, there is no data to be entered.

Work related child care can be somewhat difficult to determine due to addressing the federal income tax child care
credit, and which is normally for eligible children age 12 or younger. However, the Help button provides simplistic
instructions for determining the appropriate amount.




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Colorado
Worksheet B
Results
Note:

Each parent’s share of the
child support obligation is
indicated.

The recommended amount
that the Father is to pay the
Mother is not rounded, and is
$1,462.15.




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CO Worksheet B Parenting Time Adjustment
                                                                                       Note:

                                                                                       NCP share of the
                                                                                       support amount
                                                                                       with no overnights
                                                                                       is $1,872.54
                                                                                       (71.43% of
                                                                                       $2,621.48)




Father received a $410.39 reduction due to 125 NCP overnights, determined as follows:
1st - Multiply Basic Child Support Obligation by 1.5 for Shared Support Obligation ($2,621.48 X 1.5 = $3,932.22)
2nd - Multiply Percentage Share of Income X Shared Support Obligation (71.43% X $3,932.22 = $2,808.81)
3rd - Determine percentage of time with each parent per number of overnights in a year (125 = 34.25%)
4th - Cross-multiply for support amount recognizing parenting time credit (65.75 % X $2,808.81 = $1,846.89)
5th - Net the amount due from the other parent ($1,846.89 - $384.73 = $1,462.15)
6th - No overnights amount of $1,872.54 compared to $1,462.15 parenting time amount differs by $410.39
Alexander Family
No NCP overnights
• Mother and father are divorced. Parties have
  three children that live with the mother. Father
  has no overnights. There are no other factors for
  this scenario.

  ▫ Father – Mark Alexander
  ▫ Mother – Beth Alexander
  ▫ Children
     Gerald, age 3, DOB 1/1/06
     Megan, age 8, DOB 1/1/01
     Mike, age 14, DOB 1/1/95
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                                                                                         Alexander Family Results
Income Level A -                        Gross Mo Income                      Gross *Wkly Income                      **Net Mo Income
                                        Father $10,416 mo                    Father $2403 wk                         Father $6938 mo
                                        Mother $4166 mo                      Mother $961 wk                          Mother $3026 mo
RESULTS
Colorado                                Father    pays   mother   $1,873 monthly
South Carolina                          Father    pays   mother   $1,411 monthly
Oregon                                  Father    pays   mother   $1,548 monthly
*INDIANA                                Father    pays   mother   $422.15 weekly
**ILLINOIS                              Father    pays   mother   $2220.16 monthly

Income Level B -                        Gross Mo Income                      Gross *Wkly Income                      **Net Mo Income
                                        Father $2083 mo                      Father $480 wk                          Father $1612 mo
                                        Mother $6250 mo                      Mother $1442 wk                         Mother $4371 mo
RESULTS
Colorado                                Father    pays   mother   $434 monthly
South Carolina                          Father    pays   mother   $355 monthly
Oregon                                  Father    pays   mother   $405 monthly
*INDIANA                                Father    pays   mother   $121.35 weekly
**ILLINOIS                              Father    pays   mother   $515.84 monthly

Income Level C -                        Gross Mo Income                      Gross *Wkly Income                      **Net Mo Income
                                        Father $6250 mo                      Father $1442 wk                         Father $4371 mo
                                        Mother $6250 mo                      Mother $1442 wk                         Mother $4371 mo
RESULTS
Colorado                                Father    pays   mother   $1,164 monthly
South Carolina                          Father    pays   mother   $906 monthly
Oregon                                  Father    pays   mother   $1,021 monthly
*INDIANA                                Father    pays   mother   $282.50 weekly
**ILLINOIS                              Father    pays   mother   $1398.72 monthly
*Utilize weekly gross income for Indiana calculator                    **Utilize monthly net income for Illinois calculations
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Baxter Family
125 NCP overnights
• Mother and father are divorced. Parties have three
  children that live with the mother. Father has 125
  overnights. There are no other factors for this
  scenario.

  ▫ Father – John Baxter
  ▫ Mother – Linda Baxter
  ▫ Children
     Gerald, age 3, DOB 1/1/06
     Megan, age 8, DOB 1/1/01
     Mike, age 14, DOB 1/1/95

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                                                                                         Baxter Family Results
Income Level A -                        Gross Mo Income                      Gross *Wkly Income                      **Net Mo Income
                                        Father $10,416 mo                    Father $2403 wk                         Father $6938 mo
                                        Mother $4166 mo                      Mother $961 wk                          Mother $3026 mo
RESULTS
Colorado                                Father    pays   mother   $1,462 monthly
South Carolina                          Father    pays   mother   $1,102 monthly
Oregon                                  Father    pays   mother   $753 monthly
*INDIANA                                Father    pays   mother   $291.90 weekly
**ILLINOIS                              Father    pays   mother   $2220.16 monthly

Income Level B -                        Gross Mo Income                      Gross *Wkly Income                      **Net Mo Income
                                        Father $2083 mo                      Father $480 wk                          Father $1612 mo
                                        Mother $6250 mo                      Mother $1442 wk                         Mother $4371 mo
RESULTS
Colorado                                Mother pays father $241 monthly
South Carolina                          Mother pays father $197 monthly
Oregon                                  Father pays mother $197 monthly
*INDIANA                                No support ordered.
**ILLINOIS                              Father pays mother $515.84 monthly

Income Level C -                        Gross Mo Income                      Gross *Wkly Income                      **Net Mo Income
                                        Father $6250 mo                      Father $1442 wk                         Father $4371 mo
                                        Mother $6250 mo                      Mother $1442 wk                         Mother $4371 mo
RESULTS
Colorado                                Father    pays   mother   $550 monthly
South Carolina                          Father    pays   mother   $428 monthly
Oregon                                  Father    pays   mother   $496 monthly
*INDIANA                                Father    pays   mother   $114.70 weekly
**ILLINOIS                              Father    pays   mother   $1398.72 monthly
*Utilize weekly gross income for Indiana calculator                    **Utilize monthly net income for Illinois calculations
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Cooper Family
Split Custody: each parent has one joint child
 • Mother and father are divorced. Parties have two
   children; oldest child lives with the father and
   youngest child lives with the mother. There are
   no other factors in this scenario.

    ▫ Father – Robert Cooper
    ▫ Mother – Patti Cooper
    ▫ Children
       James, age 14, DOB 1/1/95
       Hannah, age 10, DOB 1/1/99

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                                                                                       Cooper Family Results
Income Level A -                        Gross Mo Income                    Gross *Wkly Income                      **Net Mo Income
                                        Father $10,416 mo                  Father $2403 wk                         Father $6938 mo
                                        Mother $4166 mo                    Mother $961 wk                          Mother $3026 mo
RESULTS
Colorado                                Father pays mother    $660   monthly
South Carolina                          Father pays mother    $381   monthly
Oregon                                  Father pays mother    $401   monthly
*INDIANA                                Father pays mother    $135   weekly
**ILLINOIS                              Discretionary

Income Level B -                        Gross Mo Income                    Gross *Wkly Income                      **Net Mo Income
                                        Father $2083 mo                    Father $480 wk                          Father $1612 mo
                                        Mother $6250 mo                    Mother $1442 wk                         Mother $4371 mo
RESULTS
Colorado                                Mother pays father   $517 monthly
South Carolina                          Mother pays father   $318 monthly
Oregon                                  Mother pays father   $349 monthly
*INDIANA                                Mother pays father   129.66 weekly
**ILLINOIS                              Discretionary

Income Level C-                         Gross Mo Income                    Gross *Wkly Income                      **Net Mo Income
                                        Father $6250 mo                    Father $1442 wk                         Father $4371 mo
                                        Mother $6250 mo                    Mother $1442 wk                         Mother $4371 mo
RESULTS
Colorado                                No support ordered.
South Carolina                          No support ordered.
Oregon                                  No support ordered.
*INDIANA                                No support ordered.
**ILLINOIS                              Discretionary
*Utilize weekly gross income for Indiana calculator                  **Utilize monthly net income for Illinois calculations
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Draper Family
Split Custody: mother has two joint children and father has
one joint child
• Mother and father are divorced. Parties have
  three children. Two youngest children live with
  mother. Oldest child lives with father. There are
  no other factors in this scenario.

  • Father – Kevin Draper
  • Mother – Alice Draper
  • Children
    ▫ Justin, age 3, DOB 1/1/06
    ▫ Melissa, age 8, DOB 1/1/01
    ▫ Scott, age 14, DOB 1/1/95
                                                              39
                                                                                    Draper Family Results
Income Level A -                        Gross Mo Income                 Gross *Wkly Income                      **Net Mo Income
                                        Father $10,416 mo               Father $2403 wk                         Father $6938 mo
                                        Mother $4166 mo                 Mother $961 wk                          Mother $3026 mo
RESULTS
Colorado                                Father pays mother   $1,151 monthly
South Carolina                          Father pays mother   $752 monthly
Oregon                                  Father pays mother   $774 monthly
*INDIANA                                Father pays mother   $247.86 weekly
**ILLINOIS                              Discretionary

Income Level B -                        Gross Mo Income                 Gross *Wkly Income                      **Net Mo Income
                                        Father $2083 mo                 Father $480 wk                          Father $1612 mo
                                        Mother $6250 mo                 Mother $1442 wk                         Mother $4371 mo
RESULTS
Colorado                                Mother pays father $404 monthly
South Carolina                          Mother pays father $119 monthly
Oregon                                  Father pays mother $203 monthly
*INDIANA                                Mother pays father $97.20.
**ILLINOIS                              Discretionary

Income Level C -                        Gross Mo Income                 Gross *Wkly Income                      **Net Mo Income
                                        Father $6250 mo                 Father $1442 wk                         Father $4371 mo
                                        Mother $6250 mo                 Mother $1442 wk                         Mother $4371 mo
RESULTS
Colorado                                Father pays mother   $304 monthly
South Carolina                          Father pays mother   $302 monthly
Oregon                                  Father pays mother   $511 monthly
*INDIANA                                Father pays mother   $75.50 weekly
**ILLINOIS                              Discretionary
*Utilize weekly gross income for Indiana calculator               **Utilize monthly net income for Illinois calculations
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Evans Family
Mother has the three joint children of the parties and father
has one older non-joint child
• Mother and father are divorced. Parties have three joint
  children that all live with the mother. Father lives with one
  older non-joint child. There are no other factors in this
  scenario.

   • Father – Chris Evans
   • Mother – Kathy Evans
   • Joint children
     ▫ Kim, age 3, DOB 1/1/06
     ▫ Michelle, age 8, DOB 1/1/01
     ▫ Mark, age 14, DOB 1/1/95
   • Non-joint child
     ▫ Ian, age 15, DOB 1/1/94

                                                                  41
                                                                                    Evans Family Results
Income Level A -                        Gross Mo Income                 Gross *Wkly Income                      **Net Mo Income
                                        Father $10,416 mo               Father $2403 wk                         Father $6938 mo
                                        Mother $4166 mo                 Mother $961 wk                          Mother $3026 mo
RESULTS
Colorado                                Father pays mother $1,732 monthly
South Carolina                          Father pays mother $1,335 monthly
Oregon                                  Father pays mother $1,453 monthly
*INDIANA                                Discretionary
**ILLINOIS                              Father pays mother $2,220.16 monthly

Income Level B -                        Gross Mo Income                 Gross *Wkly Income                      **Net Mo Income
                                        Father $2083 mo                 Father $480 wk                          Father $1612 mo
                                        Mother $6250 mo                 Mother $1442 wk                         Mother $4371 mo
RESULTS
Colorado                                Father pays mother $376 monthly
South Carolina                          Father pays mother $307 monthly
Oregon                                  Father pays mother $334 monthly
*INDIANA                                Discretionary
**ILLINOIS                              Father pays mother $515.84 monthly

Income Level C -                        Gross Mo Income                 Gross *Wkly Income                      **Net Mo Income
                                        Father $6250 mo                 Father $1442 wk                         Father $4371 mo
                                        Mother $6250 mo                 Mother $1442 wk                         Mother $4371 mo
RESULTS
Colorado                                Father pays mother   $1,063 monthly
South Carolina                          Father pays mother   $835 monthly
Oregon                                  Father pays mother   $903 monthly
*INDIANA                                Discretionary
**ILLINOIS                              Father pays mother   $1,398.72 monthly
*Utilize weekly gross income for Indiana calculator               **Utilize monthly net income for Illinois calculations
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Fredrick Family
Mother has the three joint children of the parties and father
has one younger non-joint child
• Mother and father are divorced. Parties have three joint
  children that all live with the mother. Father lives with
  one younger non-joint child. There are no other factors
  in this scenario.

   • Father – Adam Fredrick
   • Mother – Samantha Fredrick
   • Joint children
     ▫ Kyle, age 3, DOB 1/1/06
     ▫ Maddi, age 8, DOB 1/1/01
     ▫ Luke, age 14, DOB 1/1/95
   • Non-joint child:
     ▫ Jessica, age 2, DOB 1/1/07
                                                                43
                                                                                         Fredrick Family Results
Income Level A -                        Gross Mo Income                      Gross *Wkly Income                      **Net Mo Income
                                        Father $10,416 mo                    Father $2403 wk                         Father $6938 mo
                                        Mother $4166 mo                      Mother $961 wk                          Mother $3026 mo
RESULTS
Colorado                                Father    pays mother $1,732 monthly
South Carolina                          Father    pays mother $1,335 monthly
Oregon                                  Father    pays mother $1,453 monthly
*INDIANA                                Father    pays mother $409.03 weekly
**ILLINOIS                              Father    pays mother $2,220.16 monthly

Income Level B -                        Gross Mo Income                      Gross *Wkly Income                      **Net Mo Income
                                        Father $2083 mo                      Father $480 wk                          Father $1612 mo
                                        Mother $6250 mo                      Mother $1442 wk                         Mother $4371 mo
RESULTS
Colorado                                Father    pays mother $376 monthly
South Carolina                          Father    pays mother $307 monthly
Oregon                                  Father    pays mother $334 monthly
*INDIANA                                Father    pays mother $113.95 weekly
**ILLINOIS                              Father    pays mother $515.84 monthly

Income Level C -                        Gross Mo Income                      Gross *Wkly Income                      **Net Mo Income
                                        Father $6250 mo                      Father $1442 wk                         Father $4371 mo
                                        Mother $6250 mo                      Mother $1442 wk                         Mother $4371 mo
RESULTS
Colorado                                Father    pays   mother   $1,063 monthly
South Carolina                          Father    pays   mother   $835 monthly
Oregon                                  Father    pays   mother   $903 monthly
*INDIANA                                Father    pays   mother   $270.11 weekly
**ILLINOIS                              Father    pays   mother   $1,398.72 monthly
*Utilize weekly gross income for Indiana calculator                    **Utilize monthly net income for Illinois calculations
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Gates Family
Mother has three joint children of the parties and father pays
$400 child support monthly for one older non-joint child
• Mother and father are divorced. Parties have three children
  that all live with the mother. Father lives alone and pays $400
  monthly in child support for one older non-joint child. There
  are no other factors for this scenario.

   • Father – Rick Gates
   • Mother – Becky Gates
   • Joint children
     ▫ George, age 3, DOB 1/1/06
     ▫ Melanie, age 8, DOB 1/1/01
     ▫ Matt, age 14, DOB 1/1/95
   • Non-joint child
     ▫ Amanda, age 15, DOB 1/1/94

                                                                    45
                                                                                         Gates Family Results
Income Level A -                        Gross Mo Income                      Gross *Wkly Income                      **Net Mo Income
                                        Father $10,416 mo                    Father $2403 wk                         Father $6938 mo
                                        Mother $4166 mo                      Mother $961 wk                          Mother $3026 mo
RESULTS
Colorado                                Father    pays mother $1,811 monthly
South Carolina                          Father    pays mother $1,374 monthly
Oregon                                  Father    pays mother $1,453 monthly
*INDIANA                                Father    pays mother $413.19 weekly
**ILLINOIS                              Father    pays mother $2,092.16 monthly

Income Level B -                        Gross Mo Income                      Gross *Wkly Income                      **Net Mo Income
                                        Father $2083 mo                      Father $480 wk                          Father $1612 mo
                                        Mother $6250 mo                      Mother $1442 wk                         Mother $4371 mo
RESULTS
Colorado                                Father    pays mother $356 monthly
South Carolina                          Father    pays mother $293 monthly
Oregon                                  Father    pays mother $334 monthly
*INDIANA                                Father    pays mother $99.22 weekly
**ILLINOIS                              Father    pays mother $387.84 monthly

Income Level C -                        Gross Mo Income                      Gross *Wkly Income                      **Net Mo Income
                                        Father $6250 mo                      Father $1442 wk                         Father $4371 mo
                                        Mother $6250 mo                      Mother $1442 wk                         Mother $4371 mo
RESULTS
Colorado                                Father    pays   mother   $1,100 monthly
South Carolina                          Father    pays   mother   $860 monthly
Oregon                                  Father    pays   mother   $903 monthly
*INDIANA                                Father    pays   mother   $270.28 weekly
**ILLINOIS                              Father    pays   mother   $1,270.72 monthly
*Utilize weekly gross income for Indiana calculator                    **Utilize monthly net income for Illinois calculations
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Hill Family
Mother has three joint children of the parties and father pays
$400 child support monthly for one younger non-joint child
• Mother and father are divorced. Parties have three children
  that all live with the mother. Father lives alone and pays $400
  in monthly child support for a younger non-joint child. There
  are no other factors in this scenario.

   • Father – Jeff Hill
   • Mother – Janet Hill
   • Joint children
     ▫ Alex, age 3, DOB 1/1/06
     ▫ Ashley, age 8, DOB 1/1/01
     ▫ Markus, age 14, DOB 1/1/95
   • Non-joint child
     ▫ Hailey, age 2, DOB 1/1/07

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                                                                                         Hill Family Results
Income Level A -                        Gross Mo Income                      Gross *Wkly Income                      **Net Mo Income
                                        Father $10,416 mo                    Father $2403 wk                         Father $6938 mo
                                        Mother $4166 mo                      Mother $961 wk                          Mother $3026 mo
RESULTS
Colorado                                Father    pays mother $1,811 monthly
South Carolina                          Father    pays mother $1,374 monthly
Oregon                                  Father    pays mother $1,453 monthly
*INDIANA                                Father    pays mother $409.03 weekly
**ILLINOIS                              Father    pays mother $2,220.16 monthly

Income Level B -                        Gross Mo Income                      Gross *Wkly Income                      **Net Mo Income
                                        Father $2083 mo                      Father $480 wk                          Father $1612 mo
                                        Mother $6250 mo                      Mother $1442 wk                         Mother $4371 mo
RESULTS
Colorado                                Father    pays mother $356 monthly
South Carolina                          Father    pays mother $293 monthly
Oregon                                  Father    pays mother $334 monthly
*INDIANA                                Father    pays mother $113.95 weekly
**ILLINOIS                              Father    pays mother $515.84 monthly

Income Level C -                        Gross Mo Income                      Gross *Wkly Income                      **Net Mo Income
                                        Father $6250 mo                      Father $1442 wk                         Father $4371 mo
                                        Mother $6250 mo                      Mother $1442 wk                         Mother $4371 mo
RESULTS
Colorado                                Father    pays   mother   $1,100 monthly
South Carolina                          Father    pays   mother   $860 monthly
Oregon                                  Father    pays   mother   $903 monthly
*INDIANA                                Father    pays   mother   $270.11 weekly
**ILLINOIS                              Father    pays   mother   $1,398.72 monthly
*Utilize weekly gross income for Indiana calculator                    **Utilize monthly net income for Illinois calculations
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    Family Scenario Results - Colorado
 Income Levels        Alexander Family              Baxter Family            Cooper Family            Draper Family
                      Mom has 3 joint children   Mom has 3 joint children   Split custody (each      Split custody (mom – 2
 (Gross Monthly)
                      No NCP overnights          125 NCP overnights         parent has 1 child)      children/dad 1 child)
Income Level A
Father      $10,416     Father pays $1873 mo       Father pays $1462 mo      Father pays $660 mo      Father pays $1151 mo
Mother      $ 4,166
Income Level B
Father      $ 2,083      Father pays $434 mo       Mother pays $241 mo       Mother pays $517 mo      Mother pays $404 mo
Mother      $ 6,250
Income Level C
Father      $ 6,250     Father pays $1164 mo       Father pays $550 mo        No support ordered       Father pays $304 mo
Mother      $ 6,250

                         Evans Family             Fredrick Family             Gates Family               Hill Family
 Income Levels        Mom has 3 joint            Mom has 3 joint            Mom has 3 joint          Mom has 3 joint
                      children/dad has 1 older   children/dad has 1         children/dad pays        children/dad pays $400
 (Gross Monthly)
                      non-joint child            younger non-joint child    $400 mo c.s. for older   mo c.s. for younger non-
                                                                            non-joint child          joint child
Income Level A
Father      $10,416     Father pays $1732 mo       Father pays $1732 mo      Father pays $1811 mo     Father pays $1811 mo
Mother      $ 4,166
Income Level B
Father      $ 2,083      Father pays $376 mo       Father pays $376 mo       Father pays $356 mo       Father pays $356 mo
Mother      $ 6,250
Income Level C
Father      $ 6,250     Father pays $1063 mo       Father pays $1063 mo     Father pays $1100 mo      Father pays $1100 mo
Mother      $ 6,250
Cooper and Draper (split custody) scenarios require completion of two worksheets. One worksheet computes
the amount dad would pay, other computes amount mom would pay, then resulting amounts are netted.                               49
   Family Scenario Results – South Carolina
Income Levels       Alexander Family              Baxter Family            Cooper Family            Draper Family
                    Mom has 3 joint children   Mom has 3 joint children   Split custody (each      Split custody (mom – 2
 (Gross Monthly)
                    No NCP overnights          125 NCP overnights         parent has 1 child)      children/dad 1 child)
Income Level A
Father    $10,416     Father pays $1411 mo       Father pays $1102 mo      Father pays $381 mo       Father pays $752 mo
Mother    $ 4,166
Income Level B
Father    $ 2,083      Father pays $355 mo        Father pays $197 mo      Mother pays $318 mo      Mother pays $119 mo
Mother    $ 6,250
Income Level C
Father    $ 6,250      Father pays $906 mo       Father pays $428 mo        No support ordered       Father pays $302 mo
Mother    $ 6,250

                       Evans Family             Fredrick Family             Gates Family               Hill Family
Income Levels       Mom has 3 joint            Mom has 3 joint            Mom has 3 joint          Mom has 3 joint
                    children/dad has 1 older   children/dad has 1         children/dad pays        children/dad pays $400
(Gross Monthly)
                    non-joint child            younger non-joint child    $400 mo c.s. for older   mo c.s. for younger non-
                                                                          non-joint child          joint child
Income Level A
Father    $10,416     Father pays $1335 mo       Father pays $1335 mo     Father pays $1374 mo      Father pays $1374 mo
Mother    $ 4,166
Income Level B
Father    $ 2,083      Father pays $307 mo       Father pays $307 mo       Father pays $293 mo       Father pays $293 mo
Mother    $ 6,250
Income Level C
Father    $ 6,250      Father pays $835 mo       Father pays $835 mo       Father pays $860 mo       Father pays $860 mo
Mother    $ 6,250


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    Family Scenario Results - Oregon
 Income Levels        Alexander Family              Baxter Family            Cooper Family            Draper Family
                      Mom has 3 joint children   Mom has 3 joint children   Split custody (each      Split custody (mom – 2
  (Gross Monthly)
                      No NCP overnights          125 NCP overnights         parent has 1 child)      children/dad 1 child)
Income Level A
Father      $10,416     Father pays $1548 mo       Father pays $753 mo       Father pays $401 mo       Father pays $774 mo
Mother      $ 4,166
Income Level B
Father      $ 2,083      Father pays $405 mo        Father pays $197 mo     Mother pays $349 mo        Father pays $203 mo
Mother      $ 6,250
Income Level C
Father      $ 6,250     Father pays $1021 mo       Father pays $496 mo        No support ordered       Father pays $511 mo
Mother      $ 6,250

                         Evans Family             Fredrick Family             Gates Family               Hill Family
 Income Levels        Mom has 3 joint            Mom has 3 joint            Mom has 3 joint          Mom has 3 joint
                      children/dad has 1 older   children/dad has 1         children/dad pays        children/dad pays $400
 (Gross Monthly)
                      non-joint child            younger non-joint child    $400 mo c.s. for older   mo c.s. for younger non-
                                                                            non-joint child          joint child
Income Level A
Father      $10,416     Father pays $1453 mo       Father pays $1453 mo     Father pays $1453 mo      Father pays $1453 mo
Mother      $ 4,166
Income Level B
Father      $ 2,083      Father pays $334 mo       Father pays $334 mo       Father pays $334 mo       Father pays $334 mo
Mother      $ 6,250
Income Level C
Father      $ 6,250      Father pays $903 mo       Father pays $903 mo       Father pays $903 mo       Father pays $903 mo
Mother      $ 6,250
Evans, Fredrick, Gates and Hill results are identical because each family has one non-joint child, and only the
number of non-joint children is entered i.e. no pre-existing nor imputed support obligation amount is deducted.                 51
    Family Scenario Results - Indiana
 Income Levels        Alexander Family              Baxter Family            Cooper Family            Draper Family
                      Mom has 3 joint children   Mom has 3 joint children   Split custody (each      Split custody (mom – 2
  (Gross Weekly)
                      No NCP overnights          125 NCP overnights         parent has 1 child)      children/dad 1 child)
Income Level A
Father      $ 2,403    Father pays $422.15 wk     Father pays $291.90 wk     Father pays $135 wk     Father pays $247.86 wk
Mother      $ 961
Income Level B
                                                    No support ordered
Father      $ 480       Father pays $121.35 wk                              Mother pays $129.66 wk   Mother pays $97.20 wk
Mother      $ 1,442
Income Level C
Father      $ 1,442    Father pays $282.50 wk     Father pays $114.70 wk      No support ordered      Father pays $75.50 wk
Mother      $ 1,442

                         Evans Family             Fredrick Family             Gates Family               Hill Family
 Income Levels        Mom has 3 joint            Mom has 3 joint            Mom has 3 joint          Mom has 3 joint
                      children/dad has 1 older   children/dad has 1         children/dad pays        children/dad pays $400
 (Gross Weekly)
                      non-joint child            younger non-joint child    $400 mo c.s. for older   mo c.s. for younger non-
                                                                            non-joint child          joint child
Income Level A              Discretionary
Father      $ 2,403         on calculator         Father pays $409.03 wk    Father pays $413.19 wk   Father pays $409.03 wk
Mother      $ 961
Income Level B              Discretionary
Father      $ 480           on calculator         Father pays $113.95 wk    Father pays $99.22 wk     Father pays $113.95 wk
Mother      $ 1,442
Income Level C              Discretionary
Father      $ 1,442         on calculator         Father pays $270.11 wk    Father pays $270.28 wk    Father pays $270.11 wk
Mother      $ 1,442
Cooper and Draper (split custody) scenarios require completion of two worksheets. One worksheet computes
the amount dad would pay, other computes amount mom would pay, then resulting amounts are netted.                               52
   Family Scenario Results - Illinois
Income Levels       Alexander Family              Baxter Family            Cooper Family              Draper Family
                    Mom has 3 joint children   Mom has 3 joint children   Split custody (each       Split custody (mom – 2
  (Net Monthly)
                    No NCP overnights          125 NCP overnights         parent has 1 child)       children/dad 1 child)
Income Level A
                    Father pays $2220.16 mo    Father pays $2220.16 mo    Discretionary             Discretionary
Father    $ 6,938
Mother    $ 3,026
Income Level B
                    Father pays $515.84 mo     Mother pays $515.84 mo     Discretionary             Discretionary
Father    $ 1,612
Mother    $ 4,371
Income Level C
                    Father pays $1398.72 mo    Father pays $1398.72 mo    Discretionary             Discretionary
Father    $ 4,371
Mother    $ 4,371

                        Evans Family            Fredrick Family             Gates Family                 Hill Family
Income Levels       Mom has 3 joint            Mom has 3 joint            Mom has 3 joint           Mom has 3 joint
                    children/dad has 1 older   children/dad has 1         children/dad pays         children/dad pays $400
(Net Monthly)
                    non-joint child            younger non-joint child    $400 mo c.s. for older    mo c.s. for younger non-
                                                                          non-joint child           joint child
Income Level A
                    Father pays $2220.16 mo    Father pays $2220.16 mo    Father pays $2092.16 mo   Father pays $2220.16 mo
Father    $ 6,938
Mother    $ 3,026
Income Level B
                    Father pays $515.84 mo     Father pays $515.84 mo     Father pays $387.84 mo    Father pays $515.84 mo
Father    $ 1,612
Mother    $ 4,371
Income Level C
                    Father pays $1398.72 mo    Father pays $1398.72 mo    Father pays $1270.72 mo   Father pays $1398.72 mo
Father    $ 4,371
Mother    $ 4,371


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 Alexander Family
 No NCP Overnights

$2,500
                                $2,220


$2,000    $1,873       $1,829

                  $1,548
$1,500        $1,411                                                                              $1,398
                                                                                         $1,224
                                                                            $1,164
                                                                                     $1,021
$1,000                                                                            $906


                                                            $525 $515
 $500                                    $434
                                                $355 $405



   $0
            Income Level A                Income Level B                      Income Level C
         Colorado          South Carolina           Oregon              Indiana      Illinois
 Baxter Family
 125 NCP Overnights
$2,500
                            $2,220


$2,000

         $1,462
$1,500                                                                                       $1,398
                       $1,264
              $1,102

$1,000
                  $753

                                                           $515        $550
                                                                                     $496 $496
 $500                                                                         $428
                                     $241 $197 $197

                                                      $0
   $0
           Income Level A             Income Level B                    Income Level C
         Colorado        South Carolina       Oregon              Indiana        Illinois
 Cooper Family
 Split Custody (each parent has one child)

$700    $660
                                    Illinois Is Discretionary For All Levels
                             $584
$600                                                            $561
                                           $517
$500
                      $401
$400           $381
                                                         $349
                                                  $318
$300

$200

$100
                                                                            $0   $0    $0   $0
 $0
         Income Level A                      Income Level B                 Income Level C
        Colorado               South Carolina            Oregon        Indiana        Illinois
  Draper Family
  Split Custody (mom has 2 children/dad has 1 child)

$1,400
                            Illinois Is Discretionary For All Levels
$1,200    $1,151
                       $1,073

$1,000

 $800          $752 $774


 $600                                                                             $511
                                      $404                 $421
 $400                                                                 $304 $302          $327
                                                    $203
 $200                                        $119


   $0
            Income Level A             Income Level B                  Income Level C
         Colorado          South Carolina       Oregon            Indiana         Illinois
 Evans Family
 Mom has 3 joint children/dad has 1 older non-joint child

$2,500
                             $2,220   Indiana Is Discretionary For All Levels
$2,000
           $1,732

                    $1,453
$1,500         $1,335
                                                                                           $1,398


                                                                      $1,063
$1,000                                                                       $835
                                                                                    $903


                                                            $515
 $500                                    $376
                                                $307 $334



   $0
            Income Level A               Income Level B                Income Level C
         Colorado       South Carolina             Oregon          Indiana          Illinois
 Fredrick Family
 Mom has 3 joint children/dad has 1 younger non-joint child

$2,500
                               $2,220


$2,000
          $1,732           $1,772

                  $1,453
$1,500       $1,335
                                                                                                   $1,398

                                                                                          $1,170
                                                                           $1,063
$1,000                                                                           $835
                                                                                        $903


                                                           $493 $515
 $500                                   $376
                                               $307 $334


   $0
            Income Level A               Income Level B                      Income Level C
         Colorado           South Carolina         Oregon              Indiana      Illinois
 Gates Family
 Mom has 3 joint children/dad pays $400 cs monthly for 1 older
 non-joint child
$2,500
                               $2,092
$2,000   $1,811         $1,790


                    $1,453
$1,500     $1,374
                                                                                                 $1,270
                                                                                        $1,171
                                                                           $1,100

$1,000                                                                           $860 $903



 $500                                                      $429 $387
                                        $356
                                               $293 $334


   $0
           Income Level A                Income Level B                      Income Level C
         Colorado            South Carolina        Oregon              Indiana      Illinois
 Hill Family
 Mom has 3 joint children/dad pays $400 cs monthly for 1 younger
 non-joint child
$2,500
                                $2,220


$2,000    $1,811       $1,772


                  $1,453
$1,500       $1,374                                                                             $1,398

                                                                            $1,100       $1,170

$1,000                                                                            $860 $903


                                                            $493 $515
 $500                                    $356
                                                $293 $334


   $0
            Income Level A                Income Level B                      Income Level C
         Colorado          South Carolina           Oregon              Indiana      Illinois
 State Links for Individual Testing
 State with  Gross       Freq.    Format & Availability          Comment
Website Link /Net
California      Net     Monthly   Web worksheet               Complicated
Colorado        Gross   Monthly   Excel worksheet via Excel   Selected for
                                  icon                        scenario testing
D.C.            Gross   Yearly    Web worksheet               Monthly results
Georgia         Gross   Monthly   Web worksheet (outdated)    Only Excel version
                                  or Excel worksheet          is current
*Illinois %     Net     Monthly   Web worksheet               *Reference only
Indiana         Gross   Weekly    Two web worksheets &        Selected for
                                  Excel worksheet             scenario testing
Iowa            Net     Monthly   Web worksheet (outdated)    Only PDF form is
                                  & non-fillable PDF form     currently available
Maryland        Gross   Monthly   Web worksheet &             Click ―>>Start‖ for
                                  fillable PDF form           web worksheet
Massachusetts   Gross   Weekly    Web worksheet               Example link at top
Minnesota       Gross   Monthly   Web worksheet               No decimals used
                                                                                    62
 State Links for Individual Testing (cont.)
 State with  Gross      Freq.    Format & Availability              Comment
Website Link /Net
N. Carolina    Gross   Monthly   Separate web worksheets for     Straightforward
                                 sole, shared & split custody    yet inclusive
Oklahoma       Gross   Monthly   Web worksheet                   Color designations
                                                                 on final worksheet
Oregon         Gross   Monthly   Web ―guidelines calculator‖     Selected for
                                 & links to fillable PDF forms   scenario testing
Pennsylvania   Net     Monthly   Web worksheet                   Called ―Estimator‖
S. Carolina    Gross   Monthly   Web worksheet                   Selected for
                                                                 scenario testing
S. Dakota      Net     Monthly   Web worksheet & separate        Web form less
PDF forms                        PDF forms per custody           inclusive than PDF
Tennessee      Gross   Monthly   Web or Excel worksheets         Must download
Utah           Gross   Monthly   Web worksheet (outdated)        New guidelines
Virginia       Gross   Monthly   Web worksheet                   Requires acknow-
                                                                 ledging disclaimer
Washington     Net     Monthly   Web worksheet (outdated)        8 worksheet parts    63
References & Resources
• AllLaw

• Divorce Headquarters

• Intergovernmental Referral Guide (IRG)

• Venohr, Jane C. ―Income Shares Child Support
  Guidelines and Other Guidelines Issues.‖ Quadrennial
  Review. Center for Policy Research, Denver. 9 March
  2009.



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