Child Support Division
Services: Child Support Guidelines, Calculator, Forms and Resources
Child Support Guidelines (Effective July 1, 2011)
The North Dakota Department of Human Services has established child support guidelines to be used by courts in determining the amount a parent should be expected to contribute toward the support of a child. These guidelines apply in any action in North Dakota in which a child support obligation is being established or changed.
Note: Amended guidelines (effective July 1, 2011) will replace the previous guidelines (effective through June 30, 2011). Both amended and previous guidelines are available below. A document that shows the changes made to the previous guidelines, resulting in the amended guidelines, is also available. On this document, deleted text is shown by strike-through and new text is underscored.
Proposed Amendments to Child Support Guidelines
Child Support recently completed a review of the child support guidelines, something that is required every four years. Several amendments are being proposed. A public hearing on the proposed amendments was held on September 18, 2014. Written comments were accepted until 5:00 p.m. on September 29, 2014.
Fact Sheet – Proposed Changes (183.67kb pdf)
Notice of Intent to Amend Child Support Guidelines (259.21kb pdf)
Proposed Amendments to Child Support Guidelines (2.62mb pdf)
Child Support has developed a calculator that will calculate child support based on the guidelines. The calculator was most recently updated effective January 1, 2015 Go to calculator (64 kb pdf)
Child Support has developed forms that can be used to assist in calculating a child support obligation under the amended guidelines.
- Child Support Guidelines Frequently Asked Questions
- Employment and Wages by Occupation Report
Job Service North Dakota has a report that is useful when imputing income to an obligor who is unemployed or underemployed. The report, Employment and Wages by Occupation, has wage information by region and select cities for hundreds of occupations. The report is available at the following link: