Child Support Division
Services: Child Support Guidelines, Calculator, Forms and Resources
Child Support Guidelines (Effective September 1, 2015)
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 September 1, 2015) will replace the previous guidelines (effective through August 31, 2015). 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.
Child Support has developed a calculator that will calculate child support based on the guidelines.
- Go to calculator (2.75 MB .xlsm) guidelines in effect September 1, 2015.
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: