Spousal and Child Support
Child support is typically ordered to be paid by the parent who does not have physical parental responsibilities to contribute to the everyday care of the child and relevant expenses.
The amount of child support shall be calculated under the Vermont Child Support Guidelines following both parents' income, the number of children, and other factors.
Child Support Guidelines provide specific tables that help parents calculate their available income, family expenditures, parental support obligation, ability to pay, and, therefore, estimate the exact amount of child support payments.
As a result, the Guidelines determine an acceptable amount of money that can cover the basic expenses. Still, in some cases, the judge may appoint a higher amount if it seems reasonable and fair.