Alabama Child Support Calculator | Guidelines

Most child support cases settle in court as that is where the parent who does not have custody of the children gets to be legally obligated to support his or her children.

To determine how much you will be required to pay for child support, it will depend on a number of factors.

You have to disclose your gross income per month, the number of children, insurance, and other related costs.

How to Calculate Child Support Payments

It is possible to know how much you will be contributing to child support by yourself.

The self-service Form CS-42 document allows you to enter the relevant detail and calculates the amount you need to contribute on a monthly basis for child support.

The steps to getting this figure include:

Step 1: Access and download the form. 

Step 2: Enter your name and that of the plaintiff, together with your children details.

The defendant and plaintiff are both parents of the child that needs support.

Follow the instructions of the table by filling out the relevant information and making the necessary calculations.


Step 3: For line 4 of the Form, you have to use the schedule that outlines how much obligation to pay for child support while taking into consideration your gross income and number of children that need the support.

You can access the form:


Step 4: Complete the table up to line 8 by following the instructions enclosed in the brackets.