If your spouse or ex-spouse has primary placement of the children, you will be ordered to pay a percentage of your gross income toward child support. The guideline amounts are as follows: 1. 17% for one child
2. 25% for two children
3. 29% for three children
4. 31% for four children
5. 34% for five children
The court can deviate from these guidelines for various reasons such as if the payor provides health insurance for the minor children.