Connecticut follows the “income shares” model for determining the amount of child support, which uses the income of both parties to determine the support amount. Child support is paid for each minor child until the age of 19 or the child graduates from high school. Child support is used to pay basic necessities of the child. The formula can be modified if certain factors are present. Day care costs to facilitate a parent’s employment and unreimbursed medical expenses are paid in addition to child support. Child support can be modified. I can calculate and analyze the Child Support Guidelines as it applies to your family.