Spousal and Child Support
The amount of child support is calculated according to the Wyoming Child Support Guidelines, which takes into account the combined income of both parents and the number of minor children in the family. This calculation is based on the standard of living the child would have if the parents had not divorced. After that, the resulting amount is divided in proportion to the income of each parent. The noncustodial parent usually makes payments.
If a noncustodial parent has a much higher income than the primary custodian, he or she will typically pay a significantly higher amount for the maintenance of the child.