Child support is calculated by a computer program. The computer program can be modified by parents. Support should reflect responsible decisions made by parents in the best interests of children. For example, one parent may be better able to claim a child as a dependent for tax purposes. One parent may be able to contribute to a child’s 529 College Savings Plan. Parents can and should take advantage of their unique situation. Responsible parents hire experienced lawyers to craft a solution that deviates from the computer program. Negotiated agreements are a better global financial outcome than a computer program.