How is child support determined in South Dakota?

In South Dakota, the Legislature has established guidelines which courts must use to determine that a fair share of 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 are used in determining the child support obligation and divided proportionately between the parents based upon their net incomes. The noncustodial parent’s share establishes the amount of the child support order.

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