The rules and laws that govern how child support cases should be handled also outline how it should be calculated. With both parents being responsible for child support, the courts in Maine offer a solution in the form of worksheet to help the paying parent compute how much they should contribute depending on the number of children that need their support.
How to compute for child support
Use the steps below:
Step 1: Access and download the worksheet.
Step 2: In line 3, enter the gross income for both parents, separately, and adjust as required to fill line 6.
Step 3: Determine the percentage share of the gross income for both parents.
Step 4: Use the table below to fill line 8 and come up with the child support obligation.