Minnesota Child Support Guidelines
Minnesota Child Support is calculated pursuant to a statutorily established calculator, which can be found here: https://childsupportcalculator.dhs.state.mn.us/. The calculator accounts for both parties incomes, amount of joint children, any non-joint children living in the home, prior spousal maintenance or child support obligations, the cost of medical and dental insurance for the child, the cost of childcare for the child, and the number of overnights the child spends with each parent. The calculator also establishes a percentage that each parent is responsible for when it comes to paying unreimbursed or uninsured expenses and activities. Parties can also deviate from the calculated amount of child support, to either be higher or lower, upon the agreement of the parties. Here is a breakdown of how the child support calculator functions and how to determine your child support payments.