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518A.35 GUIDELINE USED IN CHILD SUPPORT DETERMINATIONS.

Subdivision 1.Determination of support obligation.

(a) The guideline in this section is a rebuttable presumption and shall be used in any judicial or administrative proceeding to establish or modify a support obligation under this chapter.

(b) The basic child support obligation shall be determined by referencing the guideline for the appropriate number of joint children and the combined parental income for determining child support of the parents.

(c) If a child is not in the custody of either parent and a support order is sought against one or both parents, the basic child support obligation shall be determined by referencing the guideline for the appropriate number of joint children, and the parent's individual parental income for determining child support, not the combined parental incomes for determining child support of the parents.

(d) For combined parental incomes for determining child support exceeding $15,000 per month, the presumed basic child support obligations shall be as for parents with combined parental income for determining child support of $15,000 per month. A basic child support obligation in excess of this level may be demonstrated for those reasons set forth in section 518A.43.

Subd. 2.Basic support; guideline.

Unless otherwise agreed to by the parents and approved by the court, when establishing basic support, the court must order that basic support be divided between the parents based on their proportionate share of the parents' combined monthly parental income for determining child support (PICS). Basic support must be computed using the following guideline:

Combined Parental Number of Children
Income for Determining Child Support One Two Three Four Five Six
$0- $799 $50 $50 $75 $75 $100 $100
800- 899 80 129 149 173 201 233
900- 999 90 145 167 194 226 262
1,000- 1,099 116 161 186 216 251 291
1,100- 1,199 145 205 237 275 320 370
1,200- 1,299 177 254 294 341 396 459
1,300- 1,399 212 309 356 414 480 557
1,400- 1,499 251 368 425 493 573 664
1,500- 1,599 292 433 500 580 673 780
1,600- 1,699 337 502 580 673 781 905
1,700- 1,799 385 577 666 773 897 1,040
1,800- 1,899 436 657 758 880 1,021 1,183
1,900- 1,999 490 742 856 994 1,152 1,336
2,000- 2,099 516 832 960 1,114 1,292 1,498
2,100- 2,199 528 851 981 1,139 1,320 1,531
2,200- 2,299 538 867 1,000 1,160 1,346 1,561
2,300- 2,399 546 881 1,016 1,179 1,367 1,586
2,400- 2,499 554 893 1,029 1,195 1,385 1,608
2,500- 2,599 560 903 1,040 1,208 1,400 1,625
2,600- 2,699 570 920 1,060 1,230 1,426 1,655
2,700- 2,799 580 936 1,078 1,251 1,450 1,683
2,800- 2,899 589 950 1,094 1,270 1,472 1,707
2,900- 2,999 596 963 1,109 1,287 1,492 1,730
3,000- 3,099 603 975 1,122 1,302 1,509 1,749
3,100- 3,199 613 991 1,141 1,324 1,535 1,779
3,200- 3,299 623 1,007 1,158 1,344 1,558 1,807
3,300- 3,399 636 1,021 1,175 1,363 1,581 1,833
3,400- 3,499 650 1,034 1,190 1,380 1,601 1,857
3,500- 3,599 664 1,047 1,204 1,397 1,621 1,880
3,600- 3,699 677 1,062 1,223 1,418 1,646 1,909
3,700- 3,799 691 1,077 1,240 1,439 1,670 1,937
3,800- 3,899 705 1,081 1,257 1,459 1,693 1,963
3,900- 3,999 719 1,104 1,273 1,478 1,715 1,988
4,000- 4,099 732 1,116 1,288 1,496 1,736 2,012
4,100- 4,199 746 1,132 1,305 1,516 1,759 2,039
4,200- 4,299 760 1,147 1,322 1,536 1,781 2,064
4,300- 4,399 774 1,161 1,338 1,554 1,802 2,088
4,400- 4,499 787 1,175 1,353 1,572 1,822 2,111
4,500- 4,599 801 1,184 1,368 1,589 1,841 2,133
4,600- 4,699 808 1,200 1,386 1,608 1,864 2,160
4,700- 4,799 814 1,215 1,402 1,627 1,887 2,186
4,800- 4,899 820 1,231 1,419 1,645 1,908 2,212
4,900- 4,999 825 1,246 1,435 1,663 1,930 2,236
5,000- 5,099 831 1,260 1,450 1,680 1,950 2,260
5,100- 5,199 837 1,275 1,468 1,701 1,975 2,289
5,200- 5,299 843 1,290 1,485 1,722 1,999 2,317
5,300- 5,399 849 1,304 1,502 1,743 2,022 2,345
5,400- 5,499 854 1,318 1,518 1,763 2,046 2,372
5,500- 5,599 860 1,331 1,535 1,782 2,068 2,398
5,600- 5,699 866 1,346 1,551 1,801 2,090 2,424
5,700- 5,799 873 1,357 1,568 1,819 2,111 2,449
5,800- 5,899 881 1,376 1,583 1,837 2,132 2,473
5,900- 5,999 888 1,390 1,599 1,855 2,152 2,497
6,000- 6,099 895 1,404 1,604 1,872 2,172 2,520
6,100- 6,199 902 1,419 1,631 1,892 2,195 2,546
6,200- 6,299 909 1,433 1,645 1,912 2,217 2,572
6,300- 6,399 916 1,448 1,664 1,932 2,239 2,597
6,400- 6,499 923 1,462 1,682 1,951 2,260 2,621
6,500- 6,599 930 1,476 1,697 1,970 2,282 2,646
6,600- 6,699 936 1,490 1,713 1,989 2,305 2,673
6,700- 6,799 943 1,505 1,730 2,009 2,328 2,700
6,800- 6,899 950 1,519 1,746 2,028 2,350 2,727
6,900- 6,999 957 1,533 1,762 2,047 2,379 2,747
7,000- 7,099 963 1,547 1,778 2,065 2,394 2,753
7,100- 7,199 970 1,561 1,795 2,085 2,417 2,758
7,200- 7,299 974 1,574 1,812 2,104 2,439 2,764
7,300- 7,399 980 1,587 1,828 2,123 2,462 2,769
7,400- 7,499 989 1,600 1,844 2,142 2,483 2,775
7,500- 7,599 998 1,613 1,860 2,160 2,505 2,781
7,600- 7,699 1,006 1,628 1,877 2,180 2,528 2,803
7,700- 7,799 1,015 1,643 1,894 2,199 2,550 2,833
7,800- 7,899 1,023 1,658 1,911 2,218 2,572 2,864
7,900- 7,999 1,032 1,673 1,928 2,237 2,594 2,894
8,000- 8,099 1,040 1,688 1,944 2,256 2,616 2,925
8,100- 8,199 1,048 1,703 1,960 2,274 2,637 2,955
8,200- 8,299 1,056 1,717 1,976 2,293 2,658 2,985
8,300 -8,399 1,064 1,731 1,992 2,311 2,679 3,016
8,400- 8,499 1,072 1,746 2,008 2,328 2,700 3,046
8,500- 8,599 1,080 1,760 2,023 2,346 2,720 3,077
8,600- 8,699 1,092 1,780 2,047 2,374 2,752 3,107
8,700- 8,799 1,105 1,801 2,071 2,401 2,784 3,138
8,800- 8,899 1,118 1,822 2,094 2,429 2,816 3,168
8,900- 8,999 1,130 1,842 2,118 2,456 2,848 3,199
9,000- 9,099 1,143 1,863 2,142 2,484 2,880 3,223
9,100- 9,199 1,156 1,884 2,166 2,512 2,912 3,243
9,200- 9,299 1,168 1,904 2,190 2,539 2,944 3,263
9,300- 9,399 1,181 1,925 2,213 2,567 2,976 3,284
9,400- 9,499 1,194 1,946 2,237 2,594 3,008 3,304
9,500- 9,599 1,207 1,967 2,261 2,622 3,031 3,324
9,600- 9,699 1,219 1,987 2,285 2,650 3,050 3,345
9,700- 9,799 1,232 2,008 2,309 2,677 3,069 3,365
9,800- 9,899 1,245 2,029 2,332 2,705 3,087 3,385
9,900- 9,999 1,257 2,049 2,356 2,732 3,106 3,406
10,000-10,099 1,270 2,070 2,380 2,760 3,125 3,426
10,100-10,199 1,283 2,091 2,404 2,788 3,144 3,446
10,200-10,299 1,295 2,111 2,428 2,815 3,162 3,467
10,300-10,399 1,308 2,132 2,451 2,843 3,181 3,487
10,400-10,499 1,321 2,153 2,475 2,870 3,200 3,507
10,500-10,599 1,334 2,174 2,499 2,898 3,218 3,528
10,600-10,699 1,346 2,194 2,523 2,921 3,237 3,548
10,700-10,799 1,359 2,215 2,547 2,938 3,256 3,568
10,800-10,899 1,372 2,236 2,570 2,955 3,274 3,589
10,900-10,999 1,384 2,256 2,594 2,972 3,293 3,609
11,000-11,099 1,397 2,277 2,618 2,989 3,312 3,629
11,100-11,199 1,410 2,294 2,642 3,006 3,331 3,649
11,200-11,299 1,422 2,306 2,666 3,023 3,349 3,667
11,300-11,399 1,435 2,319 2,689 3,040 3,366 3,686
11,400-11,499 1,448 2,331 2,713 3,055 3,383 3,705
11,500-11,599 1,461 2,344 2,735 3,071 3,400 3,723
11,600-11,699 1,473 2,356 2,748 3,087 3,417 3,742
11,700-11,799 1,486 2,367 2,762 3,102 3,435 3,761
11,800-11,899 1,499 2,378 2,775 3,116 3,452 3,780
11,900-11,999 1,511 2,389 2,788 3,131 3,469 3,798
12,000-12,099 1,524 2,401 2,801 3,146 3,485 3,817
12,100-12,199 1,537 2,412 2,814 3,160 3,501 3,836
12,200-12,299 1,549 2,423 2,828 3,175 3,517 3,854
12,300-12,399 1,562 2,434 2,841 3,190 3,534 3,871
12,400-12,499 1,575 2,445 2,854 3,205 3,550 3,889
12,500-12,599 1,588 2,456 2,867 3,219 3,566 3,907
12,600-12,699 1,600 2,467 2,880 3,234 3,582 3,924
12,700-12,799 1,613 2,478 2,894 3,249 3,598 3,942
12,800-12,899 1,626 2,489 2,907 3,264 3,615 3,960
12,900-12,999 1,638 2,500 2,920 3,278 3,631 3,977
13,000-13,099 1,651 2,512 2,933 3,293 3,647 3,995
13,100-13,199 1,664 2,523 2,946 3,308 3,663 4,012
13,200-13,299 1,676 2,534 2,960 3,322 3,679 4,030
13,300-13,399 1,689 2,545 2,973 3,337 3,696 4,048
13,400-13,499 1,702 2,556 2,986 3,352 3,712 4,065
13,500-13,599 1,715 2,567 2,999 3,367 3,728 4,083
13,600-13,699 1,727 2,578 3,012 3,381 3,744 4,100
13,700-13,799 1,740 2,589 3,026 3,396 3,760 4,118
13,800-13,899 1,753 2,600 3,039 3,411 3,777 4,136
13,900-13,999 1,765 2,611 3,052 3,425 3,793 4,153
14,000-14,099 1,778 2,623 3,065 3,440 3,809 4,171
14,100-14,199 1,791 2,634 3,078 3,455 3,825 4,189
14,200-14,299 1,803 2,645 3,092 3,470 3,841 4,206
14,300-14,399 1,816 2,656 3,105 3,484 3,858 4,224
14,400-14,499 1,829 2,667 3,118 3,499 3,874 4,239
14,500-14,599 1,842 2,678 3,131 3,514 3,889 4,253
14,600-14,699 1,854 2,689 3,144 3,529 3,902 4,268
14,700-14,799 1,864 2,700 3,158 3,541 3,916 4,282
14,800-14,899 1,872 2,711 3,170 3,553 3,929 4,297
14,900-14,999 1,879 2,722 3,181 3,565 3,942 4,311
15,000, or the amount in effect under subd. 4 1,883 2,727 3,186 3,571 3,949 4,319

Subd. 3.Income cap on determining basic support.

(a) The basic support obligation for parents with a combined parental income for determining child support in excess of the income limit under subdivision 2 must be the same dollar amount as provided for the parties with a combined parental income for determining child support equal to the income limit under subdivision 2.

(b) A court may order a basic support obligation in a child support order in an amount that exceeds the income limit in subdivision 2 if it finds that a child has a disability or other substantial, demonstrated need for the additional support for those reasons set forth in section 518A.43 and that the additional support will directly benefit the child.

Subd. 4.More than six children.

If a child support proceeding involves more than six children, the court may derive a support order without specifically following the guidelines. However, the court must consider the basic principles encompassed by the guidelines and must consider both parents' needs, resources, and circumstances.

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