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North Dakota Child Support Calculator

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To use the child support calculator, select or enter the appropriate information next to each statement.

When you have completed the form, click on the calculate button to get an estimate of the amount of child support that the non-custodial parent will have to pay to the custodial parent in North Dakota.

Disclaimer: Please remember that these calculators are for informational and educational purposes only. The amount of child support a court will order for any particular case may be different from the amount estimated by the calculator.

For the most part, these calculators assume that all of the children at issue will primarily live with one parent. They are not intended to estimate child support for joint physical custody or split custody arrangements.

These calculators do not take into account any possible adjustments for children who are not subject to the custody order, but who are living with one of the parents. Finally, these calculators may be based on older or outdated state guidelines or calculations and may not take into consideration state or federal tax implications on income.

These and many other factors can affect a child support order entered by a court.

North Dakota Child Support Collection Methods

In North Dakota, child support cases are handled by the Child Support Enforcement Program (CSE) – a division of the Department of Human Services. This program offers many services to parents for the benefit of their children. One such service involves enforcing child support orders by ensuring that the parent who is responsible for child support makes payments in full, and on time. Following are some of the methods that CSE can employ to enforce a child support order:

  • Arrears registry – for debt over $2,000
  • Automatic withdrawal from bank account
  • Bonds and securities
  • Reporting to the credit bureau
  • Contempt of court
  • Federal criminal prosecution
  • Deduction order
  • Domestic relations orders
  • Wage garnishment
  • Income withholding
  • License suspension
  • Liens on real and personal property
  • Intercepting lottery winnings
  • National medical support notice
  • Denial of passport
  • Conviction of willful nonpayment
  • State and federal tax refund intercepted
  • Writs of judicial and administrative execution

In order for the CSE to be able to enforce child support orders, you must do your job and cooperate in identifying the non-custodial parent, establishing paternity, and obtaining support orders.

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