How Missouri Calculates Child Support

One of the questions I get almost every day is “how much am I going to be getting/paying in child support?” Powered by OpenReel In Missouri, child support is calculated by what is called the Form 14. It has several factors that are accounted for, and it helps to have an idea of the following information when calculating child support: How much do you make, or are you capable of making (based on history of employment)? How much does the … Continued

Can My Child Support Be Modified?

Once a child support order is handed down, many people believe that they are “stuck” paying that amount of child support for the duration specified in the order. While it is critical to pay the child support according to the judgment, it is possible to have the judgment modified under certain circumstances. Here’s what you need to know. Qualifying Situations A child support order can be modified to go both ways — so the payor is paying either less or … Continued

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