Is there any standard for child support?

There is a standard table of child support calculations for the speedy and fair calculation of child support. It is also used by private practitioners (attorneys). The table is used to find the standard amount of child support. There are cases where the divorcing parties agree according to this standard and achieve a divorce by consent, thus successfully avoiding mediation or trial.
The table is in use within the Japanese family courts as well, and judges abide by the standard. The calculation table is used to calculate child support appropriate to maintaining the standard of living. This is a calculation method that first takes into account the total income amounts of the paying party and the petitioner, then divides the child’s necessary upkeep expenses proportionally to those incomes, while provisionally assuming the child is living in the home of the paying party.

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