Connecticut Child Support Laws

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Connecticut Child Support

Connecticut child support is based upon official support guidelines.  The amount of child support arrived at under the Connecticut guidelines is presumed correct unless it is shown that the amount of child support is inequitable or inappropriate. The Court will consider the following when determining a request for child support: 
  • the financial resources of the child;

  • the age, health, and station of the parents; 

  • the occupation of each parent; 

  • the earning capacity of each parent;

  • the amount and sources of income of each parent;

  • the vocational skills and employability of each parent;

  • the age and health of the child; 

  • the child's occupation; 

  • the vocational skills of the child; 

  • the employability of the child; 

  • the estate and needs of the child; and 

  • (12) the relative financial means of the parents. 

A Connecticut Court may also order either parent to provide health insurance of the child.

Connecticut child support terminates when the child reaches 18 years of age.

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