Child Support Guidelines

The Rhode Island Child Support Schedule was updated in September 2017.

In accordance with Federal and State law that requires the State's Child Support Guidelines to be reviewed every four years, the Child Support Guideline Chart Income Schedule has been updated.

In addition, there have been other changes to the guidelines, including a change to the guideline calculation surrounding child care costs.

The effective date of these changes is September 1, 2017. Your child support order may be eligible for a modification.

Update to the September 1, 2017 Administrative Order

Effective February 15, 2018 Rhode Island Family Court issued Administrative Order 2018-01 and 2018-02 which are amendments to Administrative Order 2017-01.

Report from the Rhode Island Child Support Taskforce explaining the revision to the child support schedule: