Spousal and Child Support
After a divorce, both parents are required to provide financial support to their children. Usually, child support payments are made by the non-custodial partner, as it is believed that the child's primary custodian spends money directly on the child's maintenance.
The calculation of the amount of financial support is based on the North Dakota Child Support Guidelines. The amount mainly depends on the net income of both parents and the number of minor children in the family. Child support should be directed towards meeting the basic needs of the child, health insurance, and education.