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The Minnesota Child Support Division bases the Child Support Guidelines Calculator on the Minnesota Child support guidelines statute. The calculator is intended to be used to estimate the amount of child support that the court may order on a case. This calculator is for informational and educational use only and is not a substitute for the child support guidelines. The Minnesota Child Support guidelines statute will change on Jan. 1, 2023. Below you will find a link to the calculator that is effective before Jan. 1, 2023 and a link to the new calculator that will be effective after Jan. 1, 2023.


The court has the final authority to determine the amount of a child support order. The calculator provides an estimate only and is not a guarantee of the amount of child support the court will order. The calculator is only able to calculate a basic support amount for six or fewer joint children. If there are more than six joint children, the court may determine a support order without specifically following the guidelines.


If you have any questions about the child support guidelines you should contact your child support agency or an attorney.


To proceed with the calculator you will need to know the following information:


  • Each parent's gross monthly income (from all sources)
  • How many legal children each parent has (do not count children who the parent has a court order to pay child support)
  • Any other child support orders for either parent
  • Any spousal maintenance orders for either parent
  • The amount of benefits from Social Security or the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs paid to a joint child due to a parent's disability or retirement
  • The monthly cost for both medical and dental coverage
  • The amount of child care costs
  • The percentage, or amount of parenting time awarded in a court order
  • If the parent is incarcerated, the ability to pay/minimum basic support calculation does not apply
  • The amount of Parenting Time per child, per parent

Due to recent legislation, the Minnesota Child Support Guidelines will change on Jan. 1, 2023. Click on the link to the calculator that corresponds with your hearing date:

 

  Proceed to the calculator for the guidelines effective BEFORE Jan. 1, 2023

 

  Proceed to the calculator for the guidelines effective AFTER Jan. 1, 2023