Child support in Washington is governed by the Washington State Child Support Schedule.
There is not much
wriggle room in terms of obligation to pay child support. It is generally
a mathematical process wherein both parents' incomes are calculated resulting
in a net support obligation to be paid by one parent to the other. Credit
can be given to the paying parent when the child spends more time with
that parent than is the norm. The dollar amount of the child support obligation
is generally worked out based upon the incomes of the parents.
Divorceinfo.com provides an estimate of child support with their calculator.
However, read their disclaimer. You should check with an attorney or at
a minimum do the calculations yourself by using the official court provided
Divorcesource.com provides completed versions for a fee.