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Delaware Child Support Factors

Each parent has an equal duty to support any children. The following factors are considered in awards of child support (1) the financial resources of the child; (2) the standard of living the child would have enjoyed if there had been no divorce; (3) the age and health of the parents; (4) the earning capacity of each parent; (5) the amount and sources of income of each parent; (6) the age, health, or station of the child; (7) the estate and needs of the child; and (8) the relative financial means of the parents. [Delaware Code Annotated; Title 13, Chapters 501, 514, and 701].

Delaware child support is typically calculated by using a Child Support Worksheet. The worksheet will generate an appropriate Delaware child support obligation according to each spouse’s income and other relative numeric factors such as taxes paid and retirement contributions, etc.. Once this amount is determined it is essential to take a look at any appropriate Delaware child support deviation factors that may be applicable to the situation. You can get more information about Delaware child support in the Delaware state statutes located at: http://www.delcode.state.de.us.