- This model was created in the 1990s by Children’s Rights Council (CRC).
- The purpose of CRC is to make sure children have a meaningful contact with their parents.
- Here is a simplistic outline of how it is calculated:
1. Determine each parent’s proportion of combined income available for child support
2. Determine parents’ combined basic expenses on the children
3. Determine each parent’s total incurred child expenses
4. Determine final child support using a cross-credit calculation
- Child Support is the difference between each parent’s proportionate share of the net cost of the children to the other parent. In other words, it is based on the average income of parents.
- No state has adopted this approach
- More information on this model can be obtained from these sources.