Rhode Island Child Support Laws

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Rhode Island Child Support

Rhode Island child support is based upon guidelines that assist the Court in calculating child support. In determining the appropriate amount of support, a Rhode Island Court will consider the following factors:
  • the financial resources of the child;

  • the standard of living the child would have enjoyed if the marriage had not been dissolved;

  • the physical and emotional conditions and educational needs of the child; 

  • the earning potential of the parents; 

  • any other dependents of the parents; 

  • the financial resources, needs, and obligations of both the non custodial and the custodial parent; and 

  • any other factors. Family Court child support guidelines have been adopted.

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