Spousal and Child Support
Both parents are responsible for the welfare of their children, no matter who has primary residential custody. So, the parent who has physical custody and takes care of the child’s day-to-day needs is eligible to receive child support.
In order to estimate the amount of child support for a particular case, Arkansas child support guidelines follow the Percentage of Income Formula. The support is calculated according to the percentage of the income of the non-custodial parent.
The court, in particular, considers such income sources as salaries, commissions, workers' compensation, disability income, and pensions.
As a result, child support should be the amount of money that covers the basic needs of a child - expenses in food, clothing, medical, educational, transportation, insurance, and other relevant costs.