West Virginia Child Support Calculator | Guidelines

The West Virginia Child Support Calculator is actually a worksheet embedded within the West Virginia Code, Chapter 48. If you use it correctly and enter in the correct information, you may be able to obtain a fairly good estimate as to how much child support you may be owed or have to pay. This is the same form that the courts use and it is based on the income guidelines promulgated by the state legislature.

How to Calculate

Step 1: Download worksheet.

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Step 2: Enter the following information for each parent:

  • MONTHLY GROSS INCOME (Exclusive of overtime compensation)
  • Minus preexisting child support payment
  • Minus maintenance paid
  • Plus overtime compensation, if not excluded, and not to exceed 50%
  • Minus additional dependents deduction
  • EQUALS MONTHLY ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME

Step 3: Add both parents’ income together to get the combined income and then figure out the percentage share by dividing each parent’s income by the combined income

Step 4: Get the Basic support obligation from the guidelines

Step 5: Calculate any adjustments for expenses paid directly and add to the basic support obligation

Step 6: Calculate each parent’s share of the total by multiplying the percentage share for each parent by the total support obligation.

 

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