How do I know how much child support I will receive or have to pay?

In Connecticut, child support is calculated in accordance with the Child Support Guidelines. The Guidelines take into account the needs of each child and the ability of each parent to pay support based primarily on the income of each parent.

Can we avoid child support if each of us spend essentially the same amount of time with our children?

In most cases, even when a parenting plan is divided essentially equally, with children residing with each parent the same amount of time per week, child support will be paid by one parent to the other.

How long does child support last?

Child Support usually lasts until a child attains the age of eighteen or graduates from high school, whichever is later, but not beyond age nineteen.