In South Dakota, how is child support figured?

When parents are separated, divorced, or unmarried, South Dakota law establishes a schedule which courts must use to determine a parent’s child support obligation. In general, the combined monthly net incomes of both parents are used in determining the obligation and divided proportionately between the parents based on their respective net incomes. The noncustodial parent’s proportionate share establishes the amount of the child support obligation.

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