Child support may also be referred to as child maintenance, and it establishes a payment that a noncustodial parent will make as a contribution to the costs of raising his or her child. Child support must be paid until the child becomes 18, unless the child has not graduated from high school, in which case the child support continues until the child has graduated high school or becomes 19, which ever occurs first. To calculate the minimum amount of child support to be paid by a parent, the law directs the judge to first add up the total net monthly incomes of both parents. Then, the judge has to compute the percentage of that income that is being earned by the non- custodial parent. Then that percentage is multiplied by the applicable level of welfare payments for the number of children in the household. The result of this calculation is the minimum child support. It should be understood that in the vast majority of cases, the court orders child support above the minimum level, as determined by local support guidelines. Law Offices of Indu Srivastav, A PLC has not only represented the obligee and the obligor parent in current child support cases but also successfully represented clients to collect past due child support arrears.