The Maryland Department of Human Resources has developed an online child support calculator. The amount of child support a court may order for any particular case may be different from the amount estimated by the calculator. Other factors may affect a child support order entered by a court. The intent of this calculator is informational. It does not constitute legal advice. The child support calculator is based on statutory guidelines. The court has the final authority to determine the amount of child support awarded. The final result of the calculator is only an estimate and is not a guarantee of the amount of child support that will be awarded.