2017 Version - Missouri Civil Procedure Form 14: Calculation of Presumed Child Support AmountCopyright © 2017 William T. Quick
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In 1989, the Missouri Supreme Court issued guidelines for establishing a "presumed child support amount" in dissolution cases and other proceedings in which child support is awarded. These guidelines, contained in Missouri Supreme Court Rule 88, require the use of "Civil Procedure Form No. 14" for the calculation of the presumed amount of child support in all such cases. Under the authority of Section 452.340.8, R.S.Mo., the amount of support resulting from the Rule 88 guidelines "is the correct amount of child support to be awarded" unless a court specifically finds that application of the guidelines would be "unjust or inappropriate in a particular case."
Form 14 is subject to periodic review and revision by the Missouri Supreme Court. The most recent version of Form 14 was adopted by the Court on November 16, 2016. In addition, the Court entered an order on June 30, 2017, clarifying certain instructions for performing the child support calculations. Together, these orders make significant new changes to Form 14. The new version is required for use in all Missouri child support cases, effective July 1, 2017.
This office has developed an electronic spreadsheet for use in performing the calculations mandated by Rule 88 and Form 14. This spreadsheet is available to family law practitioners and judges throughout Missouri, as well as to interested individuals. From this page you may:
Features of the New Form 14
The Supreme Court's 2017 version of Form 14 implements several significant changes to the previous version, including:
Version 6.0 of the spreadsheet implements these changes and preserves many of the other features familiar to existing users, including:
New improvements to the spreadsheet include:
Screen shots of version 6.02 of the spreadsheet are available below.
This document was last revised: July 2, 2017.