Welcome to the Guideline Calculator

The California Guideline Child Support Calculator is based on California Child Support Guidelines and can be used to estimate the amount of child support that may be ordered in your case.

The Court Commissioner or Family Law Judge has the final authority to determine the amount of a child support order. This calculator provides only an estimate and is not a guarantee of the amount of child support that will be ordered. Other factors may affect the amount of child support awarded.

If you have any questions about the child support guidelines, you should talk with a lawyer or contact a family law facilitator.

Due to upgrades to the Guideline Calculator on July 19, 2010, the application is best viewed using the Internet Explorer 8 browser and Adobe 9 versions.

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* This mailbox is intended for questions regarding the Guideline Calculator only. If you have a child support case, you may e-mail your questions to a child support professional by logging into Customer Connect and clicking the "Contact Us" tab.  All inquiries regarding child support can also be directed to 1-866-901-3212. Other contact information is available on the main DCSS Contact Us page.