Alaska Child Support Calculator

Child support calculator

Simple Child Support Calculator

To calculate child support in Alaska, we recommend using the Alaskan Court System self-help guide. There appears to be no simpler way to estimate support payments.

The Alaskan Court System self-help guide steps you through a complex calculation. You may need to work through each part carefully to get an accurate assessment. Unfortunately, the Alaska scheme is complex and a simple, reliable calculator does not appear to be available.

Overnights Calculator for Alaska

According to Alaska child support guidelines, payment amounts depend on how many overnight stays a child has with each parent annually.

Use this overnights calculator to work out how many nights of care you provide.

Calculate annual overnight stays

Regular nights
Vacation nights each year*
183 overnight stays per year.
50.0% of parenting time.

* Vacation nights are all nights when the regular schedule does not apply.

How Child Support is Calculated in Alaska


Child support payments in Alaska are calculated using the scenario based method. Payments depend on the particular scenario that applies to you. Alaska has an unusual system where cases may be handled quite differently depending on the particular parenting arrangement.

The calculation method depends on whether, according to your parenting plan, you have Primary, Shared, Divided or Hybrid custody. One parent has primary custody, for example, if they have the child(ren) more than 70% of nights each year. Numerous adjustments to income can also be applied.

When the court issues a parenting plan or a custody and visitation order, it must issue a child support order based on Civil Rule 90.3. The parents cannot agree to waive child support or to have a specific amount that is lower than the calculated amount.

Alaska Court System Self-Help Center

Alaskan child support guidelines apply to the whole state, including the cities of Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau. Variations in support payments may be made by the agreement of parents or at the discretion of a judge presiding over your case.

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