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The Child Support Guidelines Worksheet

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Reviewed November 2021

Important

A new worksheet came out October 4, 2021. Stay tuned for our instructions coming in November to help you fill out the 2021 Child Support Guidelines Worksheet by hand.

Judges use the Child Support Guidelines Worksheet to figure out how much child support to order.

To fill out the Worksheet you need to have income and expense information for both parents. Use the other parent’s Financial Statement if you have it. If you do not know the other parent’s information, put in what you think it is.

On the Worksheet, the parent who receives the child support is called the “Recipient,” and the parent who pays the child support is called the “Payor.”

You can get the Child Support Guidelines Worksheet from the Court website. Save the form to your computer first and then open.

If you use a computer to fill out the Worksheet, the Worksheet does all the math for you.

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