Money paid by one parent to the other for the support of the children is commonly referred to as Child Support. Child Support payments come from three sources: Money payments based on the income of the parents for living expenses, healthcare (medical, dental, and hospital insurance) and child care expenses. The main dispute regarding the amount of Child Support that is due generally arises in determining the amount of money that each parent actually earns. Child Support from income is calculated mechanically from Child Support Calculators which are based on Utah’s child support guidelines that change from time to time. Child Support legally belongs to the child, so you cannot “make deals” with one another to not pay child support.