Big Changes in Alabama Child Support?

Alabama hasn’t revised its child support guidelines in 18 years. Is it time to change them? That’s the question that will confront a Supreme Court committee when it meets tomorrow morning. The Alabama Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Child Support Guidelines will be reviewing a report from Policy Studies Inc. (PSI). Acording to this story in the Montgomery Advertiser, some noncustodial parents paying child support could see their payments jump by more than 30 percent.

If you have Internet Explorer, you can calculate child support under the present guidelines using the interactive child support calculator on my web site. As soon as the new figures are available, of course, I’ll get them posted here so you can see what the changes would be.

The Advisory Committee will submit its recommendation to the Alabama Supreme Court, which will make the decision whether to implement changes.