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Family Law Software can calculate child support guideline amounts in 21 states.

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Question: How did you get the discount rate you are using for the Spousal Support Present Value Calculation?

Answer: We use a flat 5% discount rate. The long-term safe discount rate hovers around 5%. Although we could use a rate that fluctuates over time, we use a flat even-number constant rate simply because people seem to be more comfortable with that -- even though it may not be the most accurate reflection of the true discount rate at any given moment.

You are, of course, welcome to enter the current discount rate.

To see a sample of rates, you can try clicking here and looking for the Treasury Constant Maturities 20-year.

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