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Official PA Child Support Calculator

I have added a new page to my site with links to the official Pennsylvania child support calculator, published by the Pennsylvania Automated Child Support Enforcement System (PACSES). PACSES is the name of the statewide computer system used by the Pennsylvania courts to calculate child support.

The official PACSES child support calculator is labeled as an “estimator”, and for good reason. The PACSES calculator can perform a basic child support calculation for parents who have earned wages from employment and do not itemize their tax deductions, but it becomes less accurate if the parents have other forms of income or tax deductions. Use the PACSES calculator only as an estimate of the amount you might have to pay or receive. Only an experienced divorce lawyer can provide a more accurate calculation of child support.