Child support: Taking care of the ones who come first in life.
Unfortunately, many divorce cases involve children. We work with parents to ensure that the ones you’ve always put first are still number one during a difficult time in the family’s life.
Minnesota child support laws have changed significantly in recent years. The courts now use an equation to calculate child support based on the monthly gross income brackets of both parents, plus the amount of time each parent spends with a child. Once calculated, each parent is expected to spend the monthly money allotted to raise the child.
Child support is divided into three separate categories:
Basic Support includes payment for the child’s housing, food, clothing, transportation costs and other expenses related to the child’s basic care.
Medical Support includes payment for medical and dental insurance premiums and uninsured expenses.
Child Care Support includes payment for day-to day childcare costs