North Dakota Department of Human Services 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.
Amended guidelines (effective January 1, 2019) will replace the previous guidelines (effective through December 31, 2018). 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.
Amended Child Support Guidelines: N.D. Admin. Code ch. 75-02-04.1 (effective January 1, 2019)
Annotated Child Support Guidelines (annotations updated through January 2020)
Guidelines Fact Sheet
Summary of Comments
Previous Child Support Guidelines with Changes Shown
Previous Child Support Guidelines: N.D. Admin. Code ch. 75-02-04.1 (effective through December 31, 2018)
Calculator updated April 8, 2021
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- Financial Affidavit (child support determination)
- Instructions for Child Support Guidelines Worksheet
- Schedule A: Imputed Income
- Schedule B: Self-Employment Income
- Schedule C: Multiple Families
- Schedule D: Adjustment for Parenting Time
- Schedule E: Foster Care (N.D. Admin. Code 75-02-04.1-11)
- Schedule 1: Hypothetical Federal and State Income Tax (N.D. Admin. Code 75-02-04.1-01(7)(a) and (b))
- Schedule 2: Health Insurance (N.D. Admin. Code 75-02-04.1-01(7)(d))
- Job Service North Dakota Wage Publication
- IRS Tax Forms and Instructions
- Informational Communications ICs - Agency interpretations of frequently asked questions about the child support guidelines.
Multiple Family Cases - Other Children of the Obligor Covered by a Support Order - Adjustment Based on Hypothetical Amount for Other Children and Not on Amount the Obligor is Required to Pay for Other Children
Multiple Family Cases - Other Children of the Obligor Not Residing in the Obligor's Home - Applicability Not Limited to Situations where Support Order Exists for Other Children of the Obligor Not Residing in the Obligor's Home