North Dakota Child Support Calculator

Child support calculator

Simple Child Support Calculator

To calculate child support in North Dakota, we recommend using the North Dakota State Government Calculator. There appears to be no simpler way to estimate support payments.

The North Dakota State Government Calculator steps you through a complex calculation. You may need to work through each part carefully to get an accurate assessment. Unfortunately, the North Dakota scheme is complex and a simple, reliable calculator does not appear to be available.

Overnights Calculator for North Dakota

According to North Dakota 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 North Dakota

North Dakota

Child support payments in North Dakota are calculated using the income percentage method. Payments are calculated as a fraction of the non-custodial parent’s income. The more children involved, the higher amount that will generally have to be paid.

North Dakotans paying the most child support have high incomes and multiple children. The biggest recipients of child support are parents with primary care of multiple children where the paying parent has a high income.

The Adjustment for Parenting Time schedule is for use when a court order provides for extended parenting time with the obligor that exceeds an annual total of 100 overnights.

Child support can be arranged out of court by a mutual support agreement between the parents, or can be decided in North Dakota family court through a child support order. In North Dakota, a number of factors are taken into account when determining the amount of child support to be paid.


North Dakotan child support guidelines apply to the whole state, including the cities of Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot and West Fargo. 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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