The Connecticut Child Support Guidelines Booklet prescribes the Income shares model for determining the child support amount of each parent.
- The net income of both parents is computed after providing for federal and income taxes and other expenses as allowed in the booklet.
- The custody amount is divided among the parents based on custodianship.
- The non-custodial parent will have to compensate the custodian parent for the maintenance and caring of the child in the same way as if they were living together.
- The custody will prevail until the child reaches eighteen years of age.