Simple Child Support Calculator
For a simple and easy calculation of child support in Vermont, we recommend using the Vermont Office of Child Support calculator.
The Vermont Office of Child Support calculator is quite simple and easy to use. You can also expect it to be accurate and kept up to date in 2023.
For the state of Vermont, we advise against using a different calculator as the results may be innacurate or misleading.
Overnights Calculator for Vermont
According to Vermont 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
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 Vermont
Child support payments in Vermont are calculated using the income shares category 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 their income percentage. The higher your percentage of combined parent income, the more you pay or less you receive.
Payments are also affected by which parenting time category applies. Payments may be lower because of a "shared" (fairly equal) care arrangement.
Vermonters paying the most child support have high incomes and limited parenting time. Conversely, the biggest receivers are parents who (a) work little (b) have their kids most of the time and (c) have a high earner as the other parent.
When each parent exercises physical custody (keeps the children overnight) 30% or more of the year, this is considered shared custody. The guideline calculation in such cases is adjusted to reflect the additional costs of maintaining two households.
Vermont uses the "income share" method for calculating child support payments, which is designed to ensure that both the custodial and non-custodial parents contribute to their childs upkeep. Vermont’s child support formula directly accounts for parents who share custody of a child, and support payment amounts are connected to the custody split. Maritallaws
Vermonter child support guidelines apply to the whole state, including the cities of Burlington, South Burlington and Rutland. 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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