Simple Child Support Calculator
For a simple and easy calculation of child support in Mississippi, we suggest trying the DIY Divorce Review calculator. Mississippi appears to lack an official, government-sponsored calculator that is reliable and easy to use.
The DIY Divorce Review calculator is quite simple and easy to use. But note that the estimator may not always be accurate and completely up to date for 2023.
In the state of Mississippi, the result of an online calculation should normally be interpreted carefully. You should treat the estimate as no more than a preliminary indication of the child support amount you could receive or be required to pay.
Mississippi Parenting Time Calculator
While Mississippi child support guidelines focus on which parent is the "custodial parent", parenting time shares have the potential to affect child support. Actual parenting time percentages could influence the order a judge makes or how much parents agree to.
Use this overnights calculator to work out your parenting time percentage. Most states measure parenting time based on overnight stays.
Calculate annual overnight stays
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 Mississippi
Child support payments in Mississippi are calculated using the income percentage method. Payments are calculated as a fraction of the non-custodial parent’s income. The more children involved, the higher amount that will generally have to be paid.
Mississippians paying the most child support have high incomes and multiple children. The biggest recipients of child support are parents with primary care of multiple children where the paying parent has a high income.
To calculate support, you need to know the non-custodial parent’s gross income. Gross income is money received from almost any source. Before a child support order is made, either parent can ask the judge to adjust the amount. Where a parent presents evidence that the amount would be unjust – which is called “rebutting the presumption” — the court could increase or decrease the amount.
The guideline formula for determining the amount of child support is 14% of noncustodial parent’s income for one child, 20% for two children, 22% for three children, 24% for four children and 26% for five or more children.Jimmie Gates
Mississippian child support guidelines apply to the whole state, including the cities of Jackson, Gulfport, Southaven, Biloxi and Hattiesburg. 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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