New York State Maintenance & Child Support Calculator

Please note: This calculation tool is designed purely for informational purposes. It does not create an attorney-client relationship and we make no representation as to whether results computed here will match an eventual child support or maintenance order. Each case is unique. For detailed information regarding your divorce, child support or maintenance issue, it is advisable to discuss your circumstances with a qualified New York matrimonial lawyer.

Calculator based on Section 236 and Section 240 of the New York Domestic Relations Law.

County Of
Plaintiff
Defendant
Submitted by
Income

Total Income from total wages, salaries, tips, etc.
(Amount required to be reported on most recent federal tax return)

Gross Income


Other Income (only enter amounts not included on a previous line)

Investment income (Minus amount spent as part of the investment)
Deferred Compensation
Workers’ Compensation
Disability Benefits
Unemployment Insurance
Social Security Benefits
Veterans Benefits
Pensions & Retirement Benefits
Fellowships & Stipends
Annuity Payments
Any Other Income

Items Attributable to Income
(Only enter amounts not included on a previous line)

Self-employment depreciation deduction
(Exceeding straight-line amount)

Self-employment entertainment and travel allowances
(That reduce personal expenses)

Employment fringe benefits
(That reduce personal expenses)

Money, goods and services provided by relatives and friends

Reduction in income due to purposeful unemployment or underemployment

Income from income-producing property distributed, or to be distributed, upon divorce

Total Income

Deductions

Child support paid to a non-party for children from other relationships

Maintenance/spousal support (formerly known as alimony) paid to a non-party


Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes
Do you want to enter amounts or have the calculator estimate amounts?

FICA: Social Security Tax Paid

FICA: Medicare taxes

New York City & Yonkers income taxes
Do you want to enter amounts or have the calculator estimate amounts?

EnterNYC or Yonkers income taxes

EstimatedNYC income taxes

EstimatedYonkers income taxes


Unreimbursed employee business expenses
(But not those that reduce personal expenses)

Public assistance
(If included within Income section above)

Supplemental Security Income
(If included within Income section above)

Total Income

Annual Deductions

Net Annual Income

Maintenance (formerly known as alimony)

If one parent is paying maintenance (alimony) to the other, those payments are considered in the child support calculation. This tool offers three options for entering a maintenance amount:

  • Maintenance based on the state guidelines
  • No maintenance
  • Maintenance in an amount agreed upon by the parties

Do you want to calculate what the maintenance award would be under the state guidelines?

Answer “Yes” if you want to calculate what the maintenance award would be under the guidelines and use that amount in the child support calculation. You can also answer “Yes” if you want to determine the guideline maintenance award, but do not need a child support calculation.

Answer “No” if the parties have agreed to a maintenance award or if no maintenance will be awarded.

Do you wish to calculate what the annual maintenance guideline would be using the same formula for income that exceeds the $192,000 cap?

Will child support be paid for children of this marriage?
(Answer “No” if there are no children)

Is the party paying maintenance the non-custodial parent?
(Answer “No” if there are no children)

Are there children of this marriage?

How many children?

Number of children for whom Plaintiff has custody

Number of children for whom Defendant has custody

Spouse Paying Maintenance Income

Spouse Receiving Maintenance Income

Where the party paying maintenance is also paying child support, the maintenance will be the lower of:

20% of Spouse Paying Maintenance Income

25% of Spouse Receiving Maintenance Income

Result #1

And

40% of the combined income*

Income of party receiving maintenance

Result #2

Lowest of Result #1 and Result #2 (if both results are lower than zero, use "0")

*Combined income equals the income of the party paying maintenance up to $192,000, plus the income of the party receiving maintenance.


Where the parties have no children or the party paying maintenance is not paying child support:

30% of Spouse Paying Maintenance Income

20% of Spouse Receiving Maintenance Income

Result #1

And

40% of the combined income*

Income of party receiving maintenance

Result #2

Lowest of Result #1 and Result #2 (if both results are lower than zero, use "0")

*Combined income equals the income of the party paying maintenance up to $192,000, plus the income of the party receiving maintenance.

Duration of Post-Divorce Maintenance

Apply the Advisory Schedule?

The maintenance law (effective January 23, 2016) sets forth an “Advisory Schedule” which the courts may use to help determine the duration of post-divorce maintenance.

Date of marriage:

Date divorce action commenced:

Length of marriage:

ADVISORY SCHEDULE

Length of Marriage

Up to and including 15 years:

More than 15, Up to and including 20 years:

More than 20 years:

Duration of Maintenance

15% to 30% of length of marriage

30% to 40% of length of marriage

40% to 50% of length of marriage

Guideline Duration of Post-Divorce Maintenance:

(15% of length of marriage)

- TO -

years,
(30% of length of marriage)
Basic Annual Child Support Calculation

If the parties have agreed on an annual maintenance amount, enter that amount here.
If no maintenance will be provided, enter “0.”

Adjusted income of parent receiving maintenance under state guideline

Adjusted income of parent paying maintenance under state guideline

Combined Parental Income

Income of non-custodial parent

Non-custodial parent’s share of combined parental income

Custodial parent’s share of combined parental income

Do you wish to calculate what the child support annual obligation would be using the same formula for income that exceeds the $154,000 cap?

Child support obligation to be shared by both parents on annual income up to $154,000.

Child Support Obligation to be Shared By Parents for Combined Income Exceeding $154,000 When the Same Formula is Used

(With one child, this amount is 17 percent of combined annual income. Two children = 25 percent, three children = 29 percent, four children = 31 percent, five or more children = 35 percent)

Basic Annual Payment Obligation for Non-custodial Parent:

(This does not include add-on expenses detailed below. The judge can always revise the figure based on what he or she believes to be in the child’s best interests under Section 240 of the Domestic Relations Law).

Add On’s

Child Care

Annual Cost of Child Care

(Payments to child care providers necessitated because the custodial parent is working, attending classes or is enrolled in a job training program)

Non-custodial parent’s share of child care expenses (Based on percentage share of combined parental income)

Payment for child care expenses non-custodial parent must pay (in dollars)

Health Care

Annual cost of health insurance premiums for the children

(If none, enter “0”)

Does the non-custodial parent provide health insurance for the children?

If “No,” additional amount to be added to the non-custodial parent’s annual child support obligation

If “Yes,” amount to be subtracted from the non-custodial parent’s annual child support obligation

Non-custodial parent’s share of health insurance premiums and future unreimbursed health-related expenses (Based on percentage share of combined parental income)

Health Care Adjustment

Total of Add-on Expenses Applied to Non-custodial. Parent's Annual Child Support Obligation

Discretionary expenses for health care, child care or some other expense added to, or subtracted from non-custodial. parent’s annual child support obligation.

Low Income Exemptions

Income of non-custodial parent:

Non-custodial parent’s annual child support obligation:

Non-custodial parent’s annual income after child support obligation is paid:

Is non-custodial parent eligible for low-income exemption?

  • Poverty level adjustment
    (If the figure on Line 3 is less than the poverty level ($12,760 for 2020), the basic child support amount is $300, but this can be adjusted based on what the court believes to be appropriate under DRL 240.)

  • Self-support reserve adjustment
    (If the figure on Line 3 is greater than the poverty level ($12,760 for 2020), but less than the self-support reserve level ($17,226 for 2020), the basic child support amount is either $600 or the difference between Line 1 and the self-support reserve level, whichever is greater. This can be adjusted based on what the court believes to be appropriate under DRL 240.)

Annual Payment Obligation for Non-custodial Parent Incorporating Low-income Exemption (if any):

PlaintiffDefendant Support Obligation

Child Support Payable

Maintenance Payable

Includes any applicable maintenance, low-income, child care, health care or discretionary adjustments

Annual

Monthly

Semi-Monthly

Bi-Weekly

Weekly

(The judge can always revise the figure based on what he or she believes to be in the child’s best interests under Section 240 of the Domestic Relations Law)

Annual Child Support Obligation once Maintenance Ends:

Annual Maintenance Obligation once Child Support Ends:

Gross Income

Adjusted Gross Income

Social Security Benefits

FICA Medicare Deductions

FICA Social Security Deductions

Combined Adjusted Parental Income

Percentage Share of Child Support Obligation

Child support obligation to be shared by both parents on annual income up to $154,000. Child Support Obligation to be Shared By Parents for Combined Income Exceeding $154,000 When the Same Formula is Used

(With one child, this amount is 17 percent of combined annual income. Two children = 25 percent, three children = 29 percent, four children = 31 percent, five or more children = 35 percent)

Total Child Support Obligation Each Parent’s Child Support Obligation for Total Income Using the Same Formula