Software programs are available to help you calculate support payments.

By Gerald A. Maggio, Esq.

Top Orange County divorce mediators; California Divorce MediatorsIf you are struggling to figure out how much you may owe in child support, there are a number of software programs available to help you. In California, there of the more well-known programs are Calsupport, Dissomaster, Xspouse, and SupporTax. Each of these can assist you in making your calculations.

Calsupport has been in existence since 1971, and is used often by legal professionals. It is user friendly, offers a guided tour, has easy navigation and their technical support is well regarded. Calsupport is certified by the California Judicial Council (as are all support calculators), which means you will receive accurate totals provided you used the right numbers when preparing your calculation.

Dissomaster has been in use for over 20 years, offering additional calculation options, such as debt division, spousal support, asset division and arrearage. Dissomaster also offers Propertizer, which helps those facing divorce a method to divide debts and marital assets.

SupporTax combines seven tools that include an asset divider, custody function and custody worksheet calendar, summary screen, judicial court forms, an hourly income calculator and child support reports.
Although many of these programs require a purchase, some also offer free trials to help you determine which one best suits your needs. Even lawyers use this software, which is constantly updated whenever the state legislature updates the formulas.

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