Minnesota Child Support Guidelines Calculator
The Minnesota Child Support Division bases the Child Support Guidelines Calculator on the Minnesota child support guidelines statute in effect BEGINNING Jan. 1, 2023.
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 statute includes a parenting expense adjustment based on the number of court-ordered overnights. If your existing order includes a parenting schedule but does not
state the percentage of parenting time or the number of court-ordered overnights, go to the Minnesota Child Support Parenting Time Calendar Tool to calculate the number
of court-ordered overnights to enter on line 15b. You may also use this calculator for court orders requiring the parenting expense adjustment effective through
July 31, 2018 by following the instructions posted below, before question 15. Please visit the Parenting Expense Adjustment website for more information.
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 calculate child support using a parenting expense adjustment effective through July 31, 2018, answer "no" to question 15a, leave question 15b blank, and answer "yes" to question 15c. If there is no order for parenting time or it is less than 10 percent, use 0 overnights for Parent A and 365 overnights for Parent B (per joint child) for question 15b and answer "no" for question 15c.
Important Disclaimer: The child support guidelines worksheet, instructions, and calculator are for information and educational
use only and are not a guarantee of the amount of child support that will be ordered. The results obtained are only as accurate as the information used.
The actual child support order may be affected by other factors. The Court has the final authority to determine the amount of the child support order.
If this worksheet is attached to a court order, it is part of the Court’s decision. This worksheet may or may not show the amount the Court decided to order.
If the amount in the order is different, that is the amount to be paid.