Parents have an obligation to support their children. This obligation applies regardless of whether the parents are married and regardless of who has custody. If the parents do not live together, the parent with whom the child does not live is still required to support the child financially.
When and how to apply to the Agency of Family Law
If the parents are unable to reach agreement on the amount of support, this decision may be made by the Agency of Family Law which will determine the level of child support required. Parents wishing to apply to the Agency of Family Law for such a decision should submit their application online. The application form can be found here (in Danish). If the applicant is unable to sign the form electronically (with NemID), the applicant may print and sign the form before submitting it to the Agency of Family Law.
Child support consists of three parts: a set basic amount, a fixed supplement, and an additional supplement depending on the gross income of the parent concerned and the number of children.
Standard child support consists of a set basic amount and a fixed supplement.
For 2023 the total amount is DKK 1.500 per month - DKK 18.000 per year. The set basic amount is DKK 15.936 and the fixed supplement is DKK 2.064 per year. This correspond to a set basic amount of DKK 1.328 and a fixed supplement of DKK 172 per month.
Depending on the parent’s gross income and the number of children the parent is required to support, a further supplement may be added.
Guidelines for increased child support applicable in 2023 can be found in the table below.
The supplement is calculated on the basis of the set basic amount.
|Normalbidraget +||1 barn||2 børn||3 børn||4 børn||5 børn|
|100 %||ca. 560.000 kr.||ca. 620.000 kr.||ca. 700.000 kr.||ca. 810.000 kr.||ca. 960.000 kr.|
|200 %||ca. 800.000 kr.||ca. 900.000 kr.||ca. 1,1 mio. kr.||ca. 1,2 mio. kr.||ca. 1,3 mio. kr.|
|300 %||ca. 1,4 mio. kr.||ca. 1,7 mio. kr.||ca. 2,0 mio. kr.||ca. 2,2 mio. kr.||ca. 2,4 mio. kr.|