Texas Child Support Calculator | Guidelines

Texas Child Support Calculator | Guidelines

By Child-Support.com Staff – Last updated

The State of Texas Office of the Attorney General Child Support Division, provides a child support calculator in order to give you an idea of the amount you may owe for child support payments. This calculator is just an estimate and you should be aware that the actual amount ordered may be different.

How to Calculate

Step 1: Go to this website:


Step 2:  Enter the following information and click “calculate projected obligation”

  • Enter the number of hours that you work each week.
  • Enter your hourly wage rate.
  • Choose the frequency of your paycheck
  • Enter the GROSS amount that you are paid each period.
  • Enter your average monthly self-employment income.
  • If you are providing (or can provide) health insurance for your children, enter the monthly premium amount.
  • Enter the number of children under age 18 in the child support order.
  • Enter the number of other children for whom you have a legal duty to support. (Children from another support order and children you have with your current spouse)
  • Enter your current court-ordered monthly child support obligation.

The online calculator is based on the guidelines set forth in the Texas Family Code, Chapter 154.

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