Indiana Child Support Calculator
Get An Idea Of What Your Child Support May Be
This is an easy to use Indiana Child Support Calculator. Use this calculator to estimate weekly Indiana child support payments.
You will also be able to produce forms for use in court. Just answer basic questions about children, income, parenting time, health care and
other costs and then generate only the forms that you will need to file.
You'll also be able to save your calculations securely and retreive them later or share them with your attorney or others involved with your case.
How Does An Indiana Child Support Calculator Determine Amounts?
In Indiana, either or both parents could receive a court order to provide child support for the child, without regard to
marital fault. The child support court order may also include medical, hospital dental and educational support.
factors the courts consider are: the standard of living the child would have enjoyed if the marriage had not ended, the
physical and emotional health and educational needs of the child, and the financial resources, needs and obligations of each
There are specific Indiana Child Support Guidelines designed to be in the best interests of the child that the courts
use to determine the correct amount of child support. These will be followed unless there is an exception for deviation
which is approved by the court.
Indiana does not use net income to determine child support and instead uses gross income amounts. In
addition, an Indiana child support calculator provides that support is payable until the age of 21 unless the child is emancipated.
The state of Indiana also provides for a sharing of post-secondary education expenses.
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Indiana's custody guidelines:
Usually parents are able to reach an agreement about the custody, child support and visitation concerning their children.
If they cannot, then the courts will decide these issues for them.
Sole custody may be awarded based on the best interests of the child and the following factors: the age and sex of the
child, the preference of the child, the wishes of the parents, the child's adjustment to home, school and community
settings, the physical and mental health of all involved, the relationship the child has with each family member, and whether
there has been domestic violence.
Indiana does not have a statutory provision for joint physical custody although the parties may agree to it.
Indiana does have a statutory provision for joint legal custody. This means that the parties share decision making
with regard to religion, education and medical care for the children. If the parents cannot communicate with one another,
the court will not award joint legal custody.
Even when joint legal custody is ordered, the custodial parent has the final decision making power.
Indiana's medical insurance guidelines:
The decision as to which parent is going to provide medical insurance coverage for the child and how medical bills will
be paid is set out in the marital settlement agreement. If it is not, then the child support court order may include
medical, hospital and dental support.
If a reasonable medical insurance plan is available through one of the parent's
employment, they are required to cover their child on it.
How permanent are the provisions for Indiana child support and custody ?
Court orders providing for support and custody of children are subject to change or modification to reflect significant
changes in income, and or living arrangements of the children. However, many local rules prohibit modification before one
year has passed.
Wage garnishment for child support payments:
Indiana, like most states, has a provision for withholding child support directly from the earnings of the parent who has
been ordered to provide support. It is withheld much like income tax is withheld from earnings payments.
This way of paying and receiving child support is generally easier for both parties and considered a very dependable
How Indiana determines child visitation:
Parents are free to visit with their children at all times that are mutually agreed to by both parents. However, when
parents cannot agree, the standard visitation schedule accepted most everywhere in the nation is: every other weekend
and one evening during the week, four to six weeks during the summer, amd alternating holidays.
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