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Child Support
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, staff from the Child Support...
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Child Support Payments
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 individual under age 20 who...
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Child Support
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 that are provided by IV-D...
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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, we will discuss the basic...
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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 doesn’t include college tuition. If...
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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 they teamed up with a...
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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 not there anymore. Decreased financial...
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Some people mistakenly believe that if they have joint custody or equal parenting time that automatically means child support does not exchange hands. In 2007, Minnesota changed the way child support was calculated. Now, both parents’ incomes, the amount of time each parent spends with the child, and the cost of medical and dental premiums and...
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As we noted in a blog post earlier this week, the back-to-school season can be hectic for divorced parents, but a new study shows that it’s the summer months that can lead couples to split. The report outlines three main factors that could increase the likelihood of a divorce, including: Increased pressure of balancing work...
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A new study by Avvo revealed that the cost of splitting up is the top concern among divorcing couples. The poll asked 890 individuals and 447 attorneys to evaluate the top concerns of going through a divorce. Some of the survey findings were: 58 percent of respondents without children listed the cost of a divorce...
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