The Child support laws of Missouri require both the parents to be responsible for taking care of child’s requirements until he/she attains the age of eighteen or completes high school education.
- The child care obligation of each spouse will be determined by applying the “Income shares model”.
- Parents are required to pay the minimum computed amount and are allowed to pay anything more, if it is in the best interests of the child.
- Form No. 14 is used to calculate the exact liability of each parent, whether custodial or non-custodial.
- Incomes like salaries, bonus, commission on sales, or any other irregular income is also considered in such computation of the net income of the parents.