Nebraska Child Support Calculator

Child support calculator

Simple Child Support Calculator

For a simple and easy calculation of child support in Nebraska, we suggest trying the Recording Law guide. Nebraska appears to lack an official, government-sponsored calculator that is reliable and easy to use.

The Recording Law guide is quite simple and easy to use. But note that the estimator may not always be accurate and completely up to date for 2024.

In the state of Nebraska, the result of an online calculation should normally be interpreted carefully. You should treat the estimate as no more than a preliminary indication of the child support amount you could receive or be required to pay.

Nebraska Parenting Time Calculator

While Nebraska child support guidelines focus on which parent is the "custodial parent", parenting time shares have the potential to affect child support. Actual parenting time percentages could influence the order a judge makes or how much parents agree to.

Use this overnights calculator to work out your parenting time percentage. Most states measure parenting time based on overnight stays.

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 Nebraska


Child support payments in Nebraska are calculated using the income shares category method. Payments depend on the combined incomes of the parents as well as the number of children. A larger combined income or more children usually means greater payments.

The amount paid or received by an individual parent also depends on their income percentage. The higher your percentage of combined parent income, the more you pay or less you receive.

Payments are also affected by which parenting time category applies. Payments may be lower because of a "shared" (fairly equal) care arrangement.

Nebraskans paying the most child support have high incomes and limited parenting time. Conversely, the biggest receivers are parents who (a) work little (b) have their kids most of the time and (c) have a high earner as the other parent.

Net income in Nebraska is your income minus deductions such as mandatory retirement plans and income taxes. Both parents must contribute to child-rearing costs and health insurance. In joint custody cases, the judge uses worksheet 2 and, if time is shared equally, the judge uses worksheet 3 to determine the parental obligation.

Nebraska child support guidelines outline how child support should be calculated. However, the court has the right to deviate from conventional calculations in situations that deem it necessary. One example of this would be if one of the parents has temporarily lost their income source.

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Nebraskan child support guidelines apply to the whole state, including the cities of Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue and Grand Island. 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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