Bismarck, ND asked in Child Support for North Dakota

Q: What is the maximum amount of child support allowed to be taken out of my paycheck?

I currently live and work in North Dakota. I pay child support for one child in Indiana & two in Michigan. Currently I am behind on both cases by a significant amount. I noticed 65% of my net pay is being taken out for child support. Is this legal or is it too high? Personally, I am not able to make a living on 35% of my net pay ($610/month). Thank you for any assistance with this.

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2 Lawyer Answers

Nicholas Nelson

  • Wahpeton, ND
  • Licensed in North Dakota

A: Here are the North Dakota Child Support Guidelines. NDCC 14-09-09.7. Other law may apply to your situation. You should not rely on the information provided, as adequate legal advice cannot be rendered before an attorney meets with a potential client and discusses all relevant facts to the specific matter. Good luck!

Lucas Wynne

  • Fargo, ND
  • Licensed in North Dakota

A: The child support guidelines exist, but the real amount is set by the judge.

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