North Dakota Child Support Factors

Either parent may be ordered to pay child support. The amount awarded will be based on a consideration of the following factors: (1) the net income of the parents; (2) the other resources available to the parents; and (3) any circumstances that might be considered in reducing the amount of support on the basis of hardship. There are specific child support guidelines that the court will consider which have been prepared by the North Dakota Department of Human Services. Child support payments are required to be paid through the state disbursement office. The court can order child support payments be guaranteed by wage assignments and wage withholding orders. All child support orders will be reviewed every 3 years, unless neither parent requests such a review. [North Dakota Century Code; Volume 3A, Chapters 14-08-07, 14-09-08, 14-09-08.1, 14-09-08.4, 14-09-09.1, 14-09-09.2, and 14-09-09.7]

North Dakota child support is typically calculated by using a Child Support Worksheet. The worksheet will generate an appropriate North Dakota child support obligation according to each spouse’s income and other relative numeric factors such as taxes paid and retirement contributions, etc.. Once this amount is determined it is essential to take a look at any appropriate North Dakota child support deviation factors that may be applicable to the situation. You can get more information about North Dakota child support in the North Dakota state statutes located at: