The Dusseldorfer Tabelle is a tool for calculating child support. It applies to legitimate and illegitimate as well as minor and adult children.
The amount of child support is determined from the table. The amount depends on the age of the children and the income of the person who is to pay the alimony. The Dusseldorfer Table also regulates how much money must be left for the person liable to pay maintenance if he or she pays maintenance (deductible).