May
13

When Do You Need a MN Child Support Modification?

When it comes to raising kids there are two certainties: It’s expensive, and it’s going to continually change.

Between the cost of food, childcare, education, extracurriculars, and housing, a lot of parents struggle to meet their children’s needs. Most parents who are going through a divorce in Minnesota have many remaining chapters of co-parenting before their children turn 18. That’s why it’s reasonable to expect that things will change from the time your divorce was settled to when  child support agreements are made.

Whatever judgment or agreement you had at the time of your divorce met your needs then, but circumstances change. You or your ex may have to modify your child support agreement over time. Here’s what you need [...]

Apr
14

Common Myths About Child Support

Child support: There’s plenty of information out there from many different sources – and not all of them are exactly trustworthy. You’ve likely heard the term “child support” or even seen it as a factor in your own separation and divorce, so it’s a term that’s familiar to many people. Pile on top of that how much is heard in the media about the topic, and often, “facts” are stated when they simply aren’t true.

Child support may be commonplace, but that doesn’t stop myths about it from being circulated and widely believed. These misconceptions can be damaging to everyone involved in the case, so it’s important to separate fact from fiction. Understand child support myths so you can take [...]

Jan
7

Important FAQs about Child Custody in Minnesota

When you’re going through a divorce or separation, there are a lot of things to agree on and arrange between you and your soon-to-be-former partner. One of the issues that concern many people going through this process is child custody.

Child custody laws in Minnesota are important to understand if you have kids and have to decide how to co-parent with another person. In the state, child custody is an area of law that decides how and where the child or children live and how much time they spend with both parents. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about child custody in Minnesota.

What Is the Difference Between Legal and Physical Custody?

Legal and physical custody are [...]

Dec
24

Understanding More About How Your Minnesota Child Support Works

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Financial support is something a child needs from both parents. Under the law in Minnesota, children have the right for both their parents to financially support them.

Whenever a couple with children separates, whether they’ve been married or not, child support is determined under the Minnesota Child Support Guidelines.

There’s no question that, at times, the law can be a bit confusing. Luckily, how child support in Minnesota works isn’t that difficult to understand.

Here is a breakdown of how child support is determined and other general information you need to make sure your child support arrangements are fair.

Child Support: What Is It?

The money that a parent or parents pay to help support a child that does [...]

Aug
18

Skip the Child Support in MN, Risk Federal Criminal Prosecution

Child support is an important part of family law in Minnesota.

It’s one of the most important types of support offered to children, helping kids receive the care they need to grow into functional adults. Because of this, the legal system takes the enforcement of child support payments seriously.

In fact, child support is taken so seriously that failing to pay it can lead to federal prosecution. If you disagree with your mandated child support payments, it’s better to fight them in court than to simply not pay.

How Minnesota Child Support Is Determined

Minnesota child support is awarded in order to help cover the costs of raising a child. It can come into play in two ways:

    When married
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