Child support is an amount paid from one parent to the other to be used for the care and well being of minor children. The amount one parent pays to the other is governed by the Connecticut Child Support and Arrearage Guidelines. The Child Support Guidelines presumes a child should receive the same proportion of parental income as the child would have received had the parents remained together.
The Connecticut Child Support and Arrearage Guidelines utilize parents' net disposable income after allowable deductions (federal taxes, state taxes, health insurance, etc.) when calculating the presumptive amount of child support payable from one parent to another.
A child support includes orders for support payments, health care coverage, contributions towards unreimbursed medical expenses and child care contributions.
Click here to read the Connecticut Child Support and Arrearage Guidelines.