Utah Child Support Calculator

How to Use the Utah Child Support Calculator as an Effective Tool

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The state of Utah uses specific guidelines to determine child support. Parents who want to estimate either how much child support they owe, or how much child support they will receive, should use Utah’s interactive child support calculator, which is provided by the state.

Tips for Using the Utah Child Support Calculator

  • Only use the Utah child support calculator provided on the state’s Department of Human Services web site.
  • Third-party child support calculators may not provide users with a reliable, accurate child support estimate.
  • Be aware that the Utah child support calculator is designed to provide an estimate only.
  • In order to use the calculator, you will need to know the monthly gross income of both parents.
  • You will also need to know about certain expenses for each parent, including alimony and child support.

Tips for Parents Requesting Child Support in Utah

  • Become familiar with Utah’s child support guidelines.
  • You can​ print an application for child support services right from the Department of Recovery Services website.
  • When filing for child support, provide a much detailed, accurate information as you can.
  • Parents receiving child support in Utah can sign up online to receive payment via direct deposit or electronic pay cards.

Tips for Parents Who Owe Child Support in Utah

  • For an extra $1 fee, you can make child support payments online through the Utah Recovery Services website.
  • Be aware that the state of Utah charges interest on unpaid child support.
  • If you have difficulty paying child support, consider requesting a child support modification.