Military Child Support Calculator – Accurate and Easy

This tool will help you calculate military child support payments quickly and accurately.

How to Use the Military Child Support Calculator

To use the Military Child Support Calculator, follow these steps:

  1. Select your rank from the dropdown menu.
  2. Enter the number of years you have served in the military in the corresponding field.
  3. Enter the number of children you need to support in the number of children field.
  4. Enter any additional income you earn in the other income field.
  5. Enter your estimated monthly living expenses in the living expenses field.
  6. Click the “Calculate” button to see the estimated child support amount.

How the Calculator Works

The calculator estimates the monthly child support payment based on the following factors:

  • Rank: This determines your base pay from the military.
  • Years of Service: Each year of service increases the base pay by 5%.
  • Number of Children: The support is calculated per child.
  • Other Income: Any additional income is added to the base pay.
  • Living Expenses: Your monthly living expenses are subtracted from your total income.

The result is then multiplied by 20% and by the number of children to give the estimated child support payment.


This calculator provides an estimate and may not reflect the exact amount ordered by a court. Other factors and local laws may impact the actual child support calculation.

Use Cases for This Calculator

Calculate Monthly Child Support for Military Personnel

As a military member, you can easily determine the amount of child support you need to pay each month based on your income and number of children. This calculator considers the specific laws that apply to military pay and ensures accuracy in your calculations.

Estimate Child Support for Multiple Dependents

If you have more than one child or dependent, this calculator allows you to input the number of children and calculates the total child support obligation accordingly. It provides a clear breakdown of the support amount for each dependent.

Adjust Child Support Based on Custody Arrangement

Whether you have full custody, joint custody, or visitation rights, you can adjust the child support amount accordingly. This calculator takes into account the custody arrangement and calculates the appropriate support based on the time each parent spends with the child.

Factor in Additional Expenses for Child Support

If there are additional expenses such as medical costs or educational expenses for your child, you can include those in the calculator to determine the total child support amount. This ensures that all necessary expenses are considered in the calculation.

Calculate Child Support When Deployed or Stationed Overseas

For military personnel who are deployed or stationed overseas, this calculator accounts for the unique circumstances and helps calculate child support accurately based on your military income and location. It ensures that your support obligations are calculated correctly even when you are serving abroad.

Determine Child Support Adjustments for Promotions or Pay Changes

If your military pay changes due to promotions, bonuses, or adjustments, this calculator allows you to input the new income figures and instantly calculate the revised child support amount. It ensures that you stay up to date with your support obligations as your income changes.

Calculate Retroactive Child Support Payments

In cases where retroactive child support is required, this calculator can help you determine the total amount owed based on past income records. It allows you to input the relevant information and calculates the retroactive support payments accurately.

Estimate Child Support Arrears and Interest

If you have fallen behind on child support payments, this calculator can help you estimate the total arrears including any accrued interest. It provides a clear breakdown of the outstanding payments and helps you plan to catch up on any missed payments.

Calculate Child Support for Different Branches of the Military

Whether you are in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard, this calculator takes into consideration the specific rules and regulations of each branch when calculating child support. It ensures that the calculations are accurate and comply with the guidelines of your respective branch.

Generate Printable Reports for Child Support Calculation

After completing the child support calculations, you can generate printable reports that outline the details of the calculation for your records or legal purposes. This feature allows you to keep organized records of your child support obligations.

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