Support 2019


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


Discover absolutely one of the best software tools for evaluating alimony/maintenance claims, and one of the easiest ways for calculating child support based on your state guidelines. We currently offer versions of Support 2019 for the states of Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Washington and Maryland.


What's New:


Starting with the 2019 tax filing year, new alimony/maintenance transfers are no longer a tax deduction from gross income for the payer nor taxable income for the payee. Consequently, the alimony/maintenance routines in the program have been substantially modified. Support 2019 will, though, allow the user to generate an alimony recommendation that is either taxable to the payer (under current tax law) or taxable to the payee (to accommodate modifications of alimony orders originally made before 2019).


The Federal tax estimates generated by Support 2019 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 2019 tax filing year. Federal personal exemptions have been eliminated while standard deductions have been increased and are no longer subject to phase-out. 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 inflation adjusted income tax code for those respective states


Support 2019 includes a dialog for entering the wages and the pass-through income earned by individuals with ownership in sole proprietorships, partnerships or S-Corps. 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.


Support 2019 for Michigan incorporates the changes made to the Uniform Child Support Order (UCSO) effective January 1, 2019.


Support 2019 for Washington incorporates the changes made to the Washingon Child Support Schedule effective Janauary 1, 2019. This includes a new Child Support Worksheet (dated 1/2019) and a new 2019 Economic Table. The program also produces the Attachment for Residential Split Adjustment (RSA) dated 5/2016.


Support 2019 for Kentucky incorporates  the substantial changes made to the Kentucky income tax code starting with the 2018 tax filing year. This includes a flat 5% tax rate, the elimination of personal exemption tax credits except for those age 65 or older, and a reduction in the pension exclusion.


Support 2019 for Maryland generates the most current Child Support Worksheet revisions dated 8/2016.


All state versions have updated alimony recommendation routines. 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 for 2019.


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 2019 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