Delaware, Child support guidelines, follow the Melson’s formula for computing the child support amount.
- Melson’s formula provides for a standard of living adjustment (SOLA), which transfers the benefit of parent’s increased income to the child.
- The formula computation takes into account the basic requirements of the child’s education, healthcare, and medical expenses until the termination of the custody.
- The court has set a minimum net income amount of $1,120 per month of an employed parent to calculate the child support.
- The SOLA adjustment is included to ensure that the child’s standard of living is maintained in a manner that matches the progressing income of the parents.