New Hampshire Info

New Hampshire Divorce Start Your Divorce Find Professionals New Hampshire Articles Divorce Facts Divorce Grounds Residency Divorce Laws Mediation/Counseling Divorce Process Legal Separation Annulments Property Division Alimony Child Custody Child Support Divorce Forms Process Service Grandparent Rights Forum New Hampshire Products Divorce by County

New Hampshire Articles

Mediation Parenting SEE ALL

Info Categories

Contemplating Divorce Children & Divorce Divorce, Dollars & Debt Divorce Laws Divorce Process Divorce Negotiation SEE ALL

More Information

Articles Checklists Research Center Cases of Interest Dictionary Encyclopedia Encyclopedia (pop-up) Blogs

For Professionals

Advertise With Us Free Network Page Join Our Network Submit Articles Case Management Sign In

Network Sites

New Hampshire Divorce Support New Hampshire Divorce Online

New Hampshire Child Support
Child Support in New Hampshire

There are official New Hampshire Child Support guidelines that the courts use to help determine child support. The guidelines are based on the net income of the parent paying the child support and the number of children owed child support. They are:

  • one child, 25% of net income;
  • two children, 33% of net income;
  • three children, 40% of net income;
  • and four or more children, 45% of net income.

New Hampshire utilizes the percentage of income formula that calculates the amount of child support as a percentage of the income of the obligor parent. This percentage is determined by factoring the number of children supported. This is the simplest method for calculating support. Some people believe that it does not take into consideration many important details, which makes this model of support calculation the least exact.

The court may order reasonable provisions for the support and education of a child. There are specific child support guidelines set out in the statute. There is a presumption that the amount set forth in the guidelines is correct, unless it is shown that the amount is unjust or inappropriate under the particular circumstances of a case.

The court may order health insurance coverage as a method of support. There are also provisions for wage assignments and wage withholding to secure the payment of any child support. New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated; Chapters 458:17, 458:18, and 458-C: 1-5 deal with child support.

New Hampshire child support is typically calculated by using a child support worksheet. The worksheet shows an appropriate New Hampshire child support obligation according to each spouse's income and other relative numeric factors such as taxes paid and retirement contributions, etc. Once this amount is determined it is essential to take a look at any appropriate New Hampshire child support deviation factors that may be applicable. Additional information about New Hampshire child support can be found in the New Hampshire state statutes.

In New Hampshire, child support is withheld from the earnings of the payor parent and conveyed to the custodial parent, like income tax. The money is conveyed to the authorized state agency, which disburses it to the custodial parent.

Calculate New Hampshire Child Support

Extraordinary Expenses

In New Hampshire, the courts may order either parent to pay reasonable provisions for the support and education of a child.

Child Support Enforcement

A noncustodial parent who defaults can have negative information reported to credit bureaus, wages garnished, tax returns seized and liens placed on property. In addition, the parent's driving and professional licenses can be suspended and an application for a passport can be denied. In cases of severe delinquency, the deadbeat parent faces jail time.

More information about New Hampshire Child Support Enforcement can be found at their website.

Emancipation

Generally, the obligation ends when the child reaches 18 years of age. Obligation also ends when the child gets married or begins military service.

Deviation Factors

New Hampshire guidelines are followed, unless both parents agree to an amount that's at least equal to that calculated by the guidelines, or the courts decide the guidelines are unjust due to the following deviation factors:

  • any extraordinary medical, dental or educational expenses for the child;
  • a significantly higher or lower income of either parent compared to the income assumptions in the guidelines;
  • any economic consequences caused by any stepparents or stepchildren;
  • any extraordinary expenses associated with the actual physical custody;
  • any economic consequences to either parent of selling the family home;
  • state and federal tax consequences;
  • any split or shared custody arrangements;
  • and any other significant factors.

Start New Hampshire Divorce Start Your New Hampshire Online Divorce Today
Easy, Fast and Affordable with a 100% Guarantee.
New Hampshire Divorce Find New Hampshire Divorce Professionals in Your Area:
Join the Network
New Hampshire Divorce Products, Services and Solutions New Hampshire Divorce Products, Services and Solutions
New Hampshire Divorce Resources to Help You Through the Process.
Online Parenting Class New Hampshire Mandatory Online Parenting Class
Easy and convenient - complete at your own pace online.
Divorce and Custody Books Discount Divorce Bookstore
Over 100 Titles of the Best Books on Divorce & Custody.
Divorce Downloads Divorce Download Center
Instantly Download, Books, Manuals, & Forms.
Divorce Worksheet Free New Hampshire Divorce Worksheet & Separation Agreement
Your Guide to Get Organized and Put Everything in Writing.
Divorce Lawyers & Mediators
 

Find Professionals

Easily Connect With a Lawyer or Mediator
Have Divorce Professionals from Your Area Contact You!
Enter Your Zip Code:

 

Start Your Divorce File for a New Hampshire Divorce

 

Settle Your Divorce Negotiate Your New Hampshire Divorce

 

Support Forum New Hampshire Support Forum

Children In Between - Online Parenting Class


FEATURED TOOL - The Custody JunctionTM Advantage (Scheduling, Tracking & Reporting Like Never Before)

Guarantee Official PayPal Seal Facebook Twitter Versign Secure Site
Limited Offer Women's Rights Manual For Divorce
Cover Price: $55.95
Your Price: $29.95
You Save: $26.00

"The Absolute Best Investment in Your Divorce"

Men's Rights Manual For Divorce
Cover Price: $55.95
Your Price: $29.95
You Save: $26.00

"Uncover Your Options and Unleash Solutions"