With the need to have a reliable way through which parents can determine how much they need to contribute to child support, the department of children and family services in Louisiana has come up with a worksheet that helps achieve this without having to visit their offices. It uses the guidelines set to calculate child support.
How to compute for child support
The following procedure is used:
Step 1: Access and download the worksheet.
Step 2: Enter the monthly gross income for both parents, adjust it accordingly and determine the percentage share of income to fill line 4.
Step 3: To get the basic child support obligation in line 5, use the schedule chart here and compare with the combined adjusted gross income you got in line 3.
Step 4: Make adjustments to the figure you get in line 5 based on child care expenses and determine the child support obligation for each parent.