Care percentage estimator

The care estimator is a tool that calculates your care percentage.

We use this figure when we decide:

  • who pays child support
  • how much you pay or receive

Read about the assessment formula.

How it works

Open the care estimator then follow the steps:

Step 1

Enter the Care period start date. This starts on the day the care changed and usually ends 12 months later.

Step 2

Choose either:

  • select recurring care – the nights the child lived with you every week
  • manually select care dates – single nights the child lived with you.

Step 3

In the Total care estimate box, select Calculate. The box will show your:

  • total nights of care
  • care percentage
  • care level.

Page last updated: 15 August 2019