Stimulus Checks and Allocation In Divorced Families

The coronavirus relief bill signed into law on March 27, 2020 (the CARES ACT) provided economic impact payments, or “stimulus checks” to qualifying American households. Some people received the checks in the mail, others by direct deposit, and some received the stimulus through a pre-paid debit card. In a divorced ...

2021-07-08T10:00:48-05:00May 11, 2021|Categories: Child Support|

Understanding Taxes and Child Support in Minnesota

At Heimerl and Lammers, our divorce attorneys understand that when spouses with children decide to dissolve their marriages, the kids’ best interests come first. That is true personally and in the eyes of the law. When parents cannot design a custody agreement on their own or through mediation, family courts will ...

2021-07-08T10:16:04-05:00April 9, 2021|Categories: Child Support|

Who Determines the Amount of Child Support I Pay in Minnesota?

Who Determines the Amount of Child Support I Pay in Minnesota? At Heimerl & Lammers, our divorce attorneys work closely with our clients who are parents of minors to outline their child custody and parenting time arrangements and to explain the child support obligations related to those agreements to ensure ...

2021-07-08T12:37:42-05:00February 15, 2021|Categories: Child Support, Family Law Blog|

An Overview of the 2019 Minnesota Child Support Task Force Recommendations

Between September 2016 and June 2019, the Child Support Task Force met 29 times to assess the current child support structure and make additional recommendations to the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The task force consisted of members of the Minnesota House of Representatives, the Minnesota Senate, ...

2020-08-27T16:08:36-05:00February 4, 2020|Categories: Child Support, Family Law Blog|Tags: , |

Child Support – When Does it End?

Our clients often ask a lot of questions about child support. One of the most common questions is - "when does child support end?" Does child support automatically terminate when one child emancipates? Definition of a "Child" A “child” is defined as “an individual under 18 years of age, an ...

2020-08-27T16:38:04-05:00November 13, 2019|Categories: Child Support, Family Law Blog|Tags: , |

IV-D System – Child Support when the County is Involved

When it comes to child support, an IV-D case is a case in which a parent has assigned the government certain rights to child support because the parent receives public assistance or the parent has applied for child support services under title IV-D of the Social Security Act. Child support services ...

2020-08-27T16:38:48-05:00June 4, 2019|Categories: Child Support|Tags: , |

Tips for Determining Child Support in Minnesota

In Minnesota, a parent’s obligation to support their child begins when the child is born, and does not end until a triggering event like the child getting married, or turning 18 years of age. A divorce proceeding does not terminate either parent’s obligation to support their joint child. In this article, ...

2020-08-27T16:38:52-05:00October 25, 2017|Categories: Child Support, Family Law Blog|Tags: , |

Costs of Raising a Child Continue to Grow in the United States

A new report by the United States Department of Agriculture found that the cost of raising a child to the age of 18 continues to increase. According to the data, on average it costs $245,340 dollars to raise a child born in 2013 to the age of 18, and that ...

Pizza Fliers Help Fuel Surge in Child Support Payments

While the University of Kentucky may have fallen just short of a National Championship during last month’s NCAA basketball tournament, one Kentucky county is celebrating a big success from its latest campaign to collect child support payments. Hopkins County ran a “March Mania” campaign during the NCAA Tournament in which ...

Avoiding Bankruptcy After A Divorce 

There’s no way around it. Divorce can be a financial setback for those who have become dependent on a spouse’s income, especially if children are involved. Things like vacations, private schools for their children, music lessons and expensive sports oftentimes have to be cut or curtailed because the funds are ...