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Child Support Division

Services: Child Support Orders

Child support obligations are calculated using the North Dakota Child Support Guidelines. These guidelines are based upon the non-custodial parent's income and factor in multiple family situations, consideration of income for underemployment and unemployment, self-employment, and extended visitation.

It is presumed that the amount of child support that would result from the application of the child support guidelines is the correct amount. A court may deviate from the presumed amount in some areas for reasons provided for in the guidelines if the judge determines that the amount established under the guidelines is not the correct amount of child support. The reasons for deviating from the guidelines take into consideration the best interests of the child.


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