Do I Need a Child Support Calculation?

If you’re asking whether you need a child support calculation, the answer is probably yes. There are a lot of reasons people get child support calculations: divorce, remarriage, custody disputes, and even simple curiosity. Whatever your need, in your interested in accurate online calculation of Montana Child Support, we are the only provider. Other site promise online calculations, but they don’t follow Montana law and just create a guess based on averages across the country.

But, if you need a Montana child support calculation, you probably need an accurate one. That’s where we come in. But how do you know if you need one? Well, if you’re involved with any court case that involves custody of your children, you probably need one. Montana law requires that a complete child support calculation be filed with every divorce case. If you have a lawyer, she probably has you covered (maybe with our software). But if you’re representing yourself, you’ll need to find another way to get the calculation. You can use the form available from the CSED website to do the calculation yourself, and that’s a great option. But, some people prefer an automated solution – so that’s what we offer.

Like a divorce, if you’re involved in a child custody dispute, the Court is going to require that child support be calculated as part of the process. If you’re representing yourself, you can use our site to generate the necessary paperwork.

But not everyone who uses our site is involved in a court case. Many are just curious.  They either are already receiving some child support or are entitled to receive some. And they want to know the bottom line. That want to know whether it’s worth the time, hassle and money to pursue a change. Within seconds of completing the input forms, you’ll know what your calculation looks like. And you can make as many calculations as you want.

2 Responses to “Do I Need a Child Support Calculation?”

  1. Darlene Baker October 31, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    I’m still confused if I need a calculation. My husband and I are using the self-help center here in Kalispell to do our divorce. We have an appointment in a month (it was the soonest we could get it) to meet with someone there. I’m not sure what’s going to happen then since my husband set the whole thing up and we’re not talking a lot right now.

    • Paul Sullivan November 1, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

      Yes, you need a calculation. If you’re getting a divorce and have minor children (under 18) then the Court will require a child support calculation as a part of the process. The self-help center will help you with a calculation, but if you think that appointment won’t be enough time to completely figure it out (or would rather not do calculations by hand) then our program is probably for you. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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