Spousal and Child Support
Although both parents are responsible for supporting their child, typically, it is the parent who does not live with the child who is obliged to make periodic payment of child support.
New Hampshire Child Support Guidelines follow the percentage of income formula that takes into account the net income of the parent paying the child support and the number of minor children. The proportions are as follows:
- One child - 25% of net income
- Two children - 33% of net income
- Three children - 40% of net income
- Four children or more - 45% of net income
The guidelines contain a presumption that the amount outlined in the guidelines is correct unless it is shown that the amount is unjust under the particular circumstances of a case.