- The Iowa Child Support Estimator

  The Iowa Child Support Estimator is designed to give you a general idea of what the child support payment
  may be. This estimator is for informational purposes only. The Child Support Recovery Unit or the Court
  assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the child support amount you determine based upon your use of
  this estimator.

  The child support amount that you determine may not be the same amount that we may calculate or the court
  may approve. This amount is meant to be an estimate and is not a guarantee of the amount of child support
  awarded. Many factors affect the amount of child support and each situation is different. The child support
  amount may be higher or lower depending on the income figures you use in this estimator. The Child Support
  Estimator assumes all children will primarily live with one parent. It is not intended to apply to situations
  where there is joint physical care (the children spend half their time with each parent) or split custody
  (each parent has custody of one or more of the children).