The child support guidelines in Mississippi are established by statute, more particularly, Mississippi Code Annot. Sections 43-19-101 and 43-19-103.

     Section 43-19-101 gives the percentages of child support one must pay (Below is the chart), and Section 43-19-103 gives the criteria for overcoming the guidelines.  Keep in mind the chart is merely a starting point and you need a qualified Family Law Attorney to navigate the full content of these two Mississippi Code Sections.

     Number of Children Due Support                                                                             Percentage of Adjusted Gross Income

                       1                                                                                                                                          14%

                       2                                                                                                                                           20%

                       3                                                                                                                                           22%

                       4                                                                                                                                           24%

                       5 or more                                                                                                                              26%