Figure 3: Relationship of the Award to the Table Amount, by Disposition of the Order
Figure 3 shows that, for both types of cases, the proportions of cases in which the child support amounts were "less than," "equal to," or "greater than" the table amounts were virtually identical. The amounts were less than the table amounts in between 5 and 6 percent of the cases. Two thirds of both types of cases had amounts that were equal to the table amounts and 30 percent had awards that were greater than the table amounts.
Figure 4: Relationship of Child Support Award to the Table Amount, by the Presence or Absence of a Spousal Award Amount
Figure 4 compares sole custody cases with and without spousal support amounts. It shows that there is little or no difference between the two groups in the proportion of cases with child support award amounts that are less than, equal to, or greater than the applicable table amounts.