Calculate child support and spouse support
Online calculator support payments (Current "Düsseldorfer Tabelle 2017"):
Getting separated or divorced under German law, the spouse who has less income can claim spouse support. Also, the spouse who is
taking care of the couple’s underage children can ask for child support. According to the law ruling these support
payments, children come first – the payment of child support is prioritised over spouse support.
Enter values and click on the button [Calculate]:
|Basis of Assessment corresponding to "Düsseldorfer Tabelle":
|Bonus for employment used for calculation of spouse support depending on place of jurisdiction:
The support-relevant net income of both supposes must be entered. The support-relevant net income results
from this after an income-dependant standard deduction. For the spouse not taking care of the children,
the ages of the children that are entitled to maintenance need to be indicated. If the place of jurisdiction
is Bavaria, the addition method is used to derive the payable amount of spouse support.
The amount for the spouse that has the right to claim support is marked positive while the same amount is
marked negative (in brackets) for the spouse that has to pay.
Nodes and restrictions on calculation of support payments:
Calculation of child support:
The payable amount of child support depends on two things: (i) the support-relevant net income of the partner
that is not taking care of the children, (ii) the age of the children. The Düsseldorfer Tabelle
(Dusseldorf Support Table) forms the guideline for these support payments. In this calculation, half of the
monthly government child allowance, paid to the partner looking after the children, is factored in.
Calculation of spouse support:
The payable amount of spouse support depends on the support-relevant net income of the spouse who is supposed
to pay the support as well as of that of the receiving partner. Generally, a 3/7 method (differential method)
is used. In Southern Germany, however, the income of former husband and wife is split evenly (addition method).
Support-relevant net income:
The calculation of both child support and spouse support is the net income of both spouses. The support-relevant
net income is usually lower than the net income, due to the deduction of other payables such as but not limited
to taxes, health and unemployment insurance, all other work-related costs, etc. For the exact calculation,
taking into consideration special cases such as the case of so-called 'Mangelfall', please consult a lawyer.