General Instructions

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General comments on use of Form 14

These guidelines shall apply to any award of child support made in any judicial or administrative proceeding. The parent obligated to pay support and the parent entitled to receive support shall calculate the presumed child support amount by completing the worksheet, Form No. 14.


A. All amounts entered on the worksheet shall be rounded to the nearest dollar (50 cents is rounded upward).

B. "Maintenance" as used in these directions and comments includes alimony and any other form of spousal support. "Person", as used in these directions and comments, includes both an individual party and a state agency acting for the benefit of a party.

C. This Form 14, including the directions, comments and assumptions, may be used prior to July 1, 2017, and shall apply to all proceedings in which the order or judgment is entered after July 1, 2017.