Effective on October 24, 2019, the Department of Human Services is offering a handy new on-line tool to calculate overnights to use on the child support calculator.
The overnights calculated by the Calendar Tool will not automatically update the Guidelines Calculator. The user is instructed to manually enter the number of overnights on line 15b of the Guidelines Calculator.
Here is the URL: https://mn.gov/dhs/child-support-calendar/.
Minnesota Child Support Guidelines Calculator This calculator now incorporates the new parenting expense adjustment effective August 1, 2018. Beginning August 1, the new adjustment will use the number of court-ordered overnights (if available) for new support orders and cases brought for modification. If the order includes a parenting schedule but does not state the percentage of parenting time or the number of court-ordered overnights, go to the Minnesota Child Support Parenting Time Calendar Tool to calculate the number of court-ordered overnights to enter on line 15b. You may use this calculator for court orders requiring the parenting expense adjustment effective through July 31, 2018 by following the instructions posted below, before question 15. Please visit the Parenting Expense Adjustment website for more information. 1. What is Parent A’s name?2. What is Parent B’s name?3. What is the IV-D case number?4. What is the court file number?5. How many joint children are there?
*** To calculate child support using a parenting expense adjustment effective through July 31, 2018, answer “no” to question 15a, leave question 15b blank, and answer “yes” to question 15c. If there is no order for parenting time or it is less than 10 percent, use 0 overnights for Parent A and 365 overnights for Parent B (per joint child) for question 15b and answer “no” for question 15c. 15a. Do you have court ordered equal parenting time? Yes No15b. What is the annual number of overnights awarded to each parent by the court? Click to add a child Go to the Minnesota Child Support Parenting Time Calendar Tool to calculate the number of court-ordered overnights. 15c. If you are unable to calculate the number of overnights awarded to each parent, do you have a current child support order with a parenting expense adjustment? Yes No