Virginia Child Support Calculator | Guidelines

The Commonwealth of Virginia has a .pdf calculator where parents can calculate the amount of child support they may owe or may have to pay.

How to Calculate

Step 1: Download calculator.

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Step 2: Enter the following income information for each parent:

  • Monthly Gross Income
  • Subtract adjustments for spousal support payments
  • Subtract adjustments for support of child(ren)
  • Subtract other Deductions from Monthly Gross Income allowable by law
  • This leaves the available monthly income
  • Add the available monthly income for both parents to obtain combined monthly available income

Step 3: Enter the following information about the number of children and basic support obligation:

  • Enter number of children in the present case for whom support is sought
  • Monthly basic child support obligation
    (from schedule)
  • Monthly amount allowable for health care coverage
  • Monthly amount allowable for employment-related child care expenses
  • Total monthly child support obligation (add lines 7.a., 7.b., and 7.c.)

Step 4: Enter the following information about the mother and father’s share:

  • Percent obligation of each party (divide “available monthly income” on line 5.a. by line 5.b.)
  • Monthly child support obligation of each party (multiply line 8 by line 9)
  • Deduction by non-custodial parent for health care coverage when paid directly by non-custodial parent or non-custodial parent’s spouse (from line 7.b.)

Step 5:  Make any adjustments as instructed:

  • Credit for benefits received by or for the child derived from the parent’s entitlement to disability insurance benefits to the extent that such derivative benefits are included in a parent’s gross income
  • Each party’s adjusted share

In Virginia, the courts use the child support guidelines to come up with an amount owed to children based on the parents’ incomes.

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