Enter cost per month of chlid care.


If there is no day care, put 0.


If you know actual expenses for child care, use them.


If you don't, use estimated expenses based on local average cost.


If you have to pay for the child's spot in the day care facility, even if they are not there, those costs count.


Child care continues through August 31 after the child's 12th birthday.


Tip: The child support formula assumes that the person who receives support will pay the child care bill.


For example, say your total child care bill is $500 per month. If parent 1 pays parent 2 $300 per month, based on their incomes, in additional child support for child care, parent 2 then pays the full child care bill.