Indiana Child Support Calculator

Child support calculator

Simple Child Support Calculator

For a simple and easy calculation of child support in Indiana, we recommend using the State of Indiana calculator.

The State of Indiana calculator is quite simple and easy to use. You can also expect it to be accurate and kept up to date in 2024.

For the state of Indiana, we advise against using a different calculator as the results may be innacurate or misleading.

Overnights Calculator for Indiana

According to Indiana child support guidelines, payment amounts depend on how many overnight stays a child has with each parent annually.

Use this overnights calculator to work out how many nights of care you provide.

Calculate annual overnight stays

Regular nights
Vacation nights each year*
183 overnight stays per year.
50.0% of parenting time.

* Vacation nights are all nights when the regular schedule does not apply.

How Child Support is Calculated in Indiana


Child support payments in Indiana are calculated using the income shares method. Payments depend on the combined incomes of the parents as well as the number of children. A larger combined income or more children usually means greater payments.

The amount paid or received by an individual parent also depends on income and parenting time percentages.

  • If your income percentage (your share of combined income) is higher than your care percentage (share of parenting time), you are probably the payer.
  • The receiver is normally the parent with a care percentage above their income percentage.

Indianans paying the most child support have high incomes and rarely look after their children. On the flipside, the biggest receivers are parents who (a) work little (b) have their kids nearly all the time and (c) have a high earner as the other parent.

To determine payments, the Indiana Child Support Guidelines account for work-related childcare expenses and the child’s portion of health insurance premiums. The parent who pays the relevant expense has the amount deducted from their share of the child support obligation.

The factors taken into account in this formula include both parties’ gross income, whether there are any subsequent or prior born children, the cost of weekly health insurance premiums for the children, costs associated with work-related childcare and the number of overnights the non-custodial parent spends with the children. This information is put into a Child Support Obligation Worksheet.

Mitchell Family Law

Indianan child support guidelines apply to the whole state, including the cities of Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, Carmel, Fishers and Bloomington. Variations in support payments may be made by the agreement of parents or at the discretion of a judge presiding over your case.

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