Support 2018


Providing Software Solutions For The Active Family Law Attorney......


Discover absolutely one of the best software tools for evaluating spousal maintenance/alimony claims, and one of the easiest ways for calculating child support based on your state guidelines. We currently offer versions of Support 2018 for the states of Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Washington and Maryland.


What's New:


The Federal tax estimates generated by Support 2018 incorporate the changes made to the Federal tax code by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill passed by Congress in December of 2017 and the inflation adjustments provided by the IRS for the 2018 tax filing year. Support 2018 includes a new dialog for entering the wages and the pass-through income earned by individuals with ownership in sole proprietorships, partnerships or S-Corps as up to 20% of the income from these of types of entities may be deducted from federal taxable income (but subject to phase-out and limitations).


More information about the new business deduction can be found here:  New Section 199A Business Deduction.


Also for the 2018 tax filing year, personal exemptions have been eliminated while standard deductions have been increased. More information can be found in our program FAQs . The state tax estimates generated by the Michigan, Maryland, and Kentucky versions use the most currently available income tax code for those respective states.


Support 2018 for Michigan incorporates the guidelines of the 2017 Michigan Child Support Formula Manual (MCSFM) and Supplement that became effective on January 1, 2017.


Support 2018 for Maryland generates the most current Child Support Worksheet revisions dated 8/2016.


Support 2018 for Washington incorporates the Washingon Child Support Worksheet (dated 5/2016) and removes the RDP Worksheet which has been replaced by the new more generic worksheet. The program also produces the new Attachment for Residential Split Adjustment (RSA) dated 5/2016.


All state versions have updated alimony recommendation routines to better reflect any tax free income of a party. All versions now include a print feature to the tax credits dialogs. In addition, the minimum wage tables and the median income tables in the income imputation dialogs have been updated.


Support 2018 for Kentucky, Washington and Maryland includes improved dialogs for entering split and shared parenting conditions. These versions now also offer tiering and an improved bonus calculator.


Support 2018 for Florida provides for easier use of the short Financial Declaration form, now allows entry of Social Security Disability payments to children and includes an improved bonus calculator.


Company Profile:


MarginSoft was founded by Craig Ross, a family law attorney from Ann Arbor, Michigan, who has reviewed a myriad of child support and alimony cases over the last 30 years. His alimony/maintenance theories are incorporated into our Support Series of programs. Programming and product support are provided by Roger Ross of Pioneer, California. You can use the Feedback link on this site to contact us by email.


Contact Information:

Roger Ross

Craig Ross

PO Box 1288

1709 Ferndale

Pioneer, CA 95666

Ann Arbor, MI 48104


(734) 663-0998