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How do I calculate child support

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how do I calculate child support
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  originallawyer replied 2 years ago.
You can use the above calculator for the state of Pennsylvania to make a decent estimate of how much you will pay. Basically, it takes the combined income of the two parties and then you pay a percentage of that, depending on how many children you will be supporting.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have already done what you suggested. Are there any other options available?
Expert:  originallawyer replied 2 years ago.
That's going to be your most accurate calculator since it's provided to you by the state.
You could look directly at the statute (here: to see their chart.
And here is the formula:
It's essentially the same thing as the calculator, it just shows you all the math going on behind the scenes.