Metairie : (504) 838-1551
Mandeville : (985) 893-0610
Gretna : (504) 362-5000

How is child support calculated?

  • Louisiana has two Child Support Worksheets that calculate child support based upon the gross monthly income of the parties and certain expenses of the children.
  • The judge can deviate from the Louisiana Child Support Guidelines, but must give reasons for the deviation.
  • Child support can be MODIFIED and/or CHANGED if there is a material change in circumstances, such as a material change in income of a party or expenses of the children.