The Department of Justice just announced that the Federal Child Support Guidelines (Federal Guidelines) have been amended to update the Federal Child Support Tables (Federal Tables) used to determine child support amounts. These amendments will come into force on December 31, 2011.

The 2006 Federal Tables must still be used to determine child support owed before December 31, 2011. However, the updated Federal Tables should now be used to figure out how much child support should be paid from December 31, 2011 onward.

On the Department of Justice Web site you can find the updated Federal Tables in PDF format and the Child Support Online Lookup to determine specific child support amounts under the updated Federal Tables.

Categories: Announcements, Family Law