Important: This Child Support Guidelines Calculator is for informational purposes only and is not a guarantee of the amount of child support that will be ordered. The results obtained are only as accurate as the information provided in the calculator. The actual child support order will be affected by other factors. The Court has the final authority to determine the amount of the child support order.
The complete text and charts of the Guidelines is more than 100 pages (in full-size type). In New Jersey, the Guidelines are set by Court Rule. The Rule number is 5:6A (the actual charts are an Appendix to the Rule, in the back of the Court Rules Book). Most major libraries in the State have a copy that you can read or photocopy. All law libraries in the courthouses have public copies. The Guidelines are also available on the Internet at http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/csguide/index.htm.
The tax calculation method is assumed to be IX-H. If the Gross Taxable Income of the CP or NCP includes non-FICA or business income items, then the calculated amount will not include accurate taxation. You must run a full guideline to get the proper amount.