SD Child Support
South Dakota Child Support
South Dakota SD child support guidelines are based on an equitable shares model in which parental income and resources are allocated to the child when
that child's parents are separated, divorced or unmarried.
The combined monthly net incomes of both parents must be used in determining the obligation and then is
divided between the parents based on each of their respective net incomes. The noncustodial parent's proportionate share
establishes the amount of the child support order.
If using only the noncustodial parent's monthly net income is within the low income obligation areas of the guidelines,
the amount must be compared to the noncustodial parent's proportionate share using both parent's monthly net incomes.
The lesser amount then establishes the noncustodial parent's child support order.
The court may also allow for the costs of child care and health/dental insurance between the parents. These guidelines
are presumed appropriate unless either parent presents evidence warranting a decision otherwise.
Skip Down To CHILD SUPPORT CALCULATOR
The South Dakota Department of Social Services provides an online child support calculator to help you estimate what
your SD child support will be.
This link will also take you to a split custody child support obligation worksheet, as well as additional South Dakota child support resources.
Child Support Resource Center
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