Dedicated Child Support Attorneys

Many Minnesota families are struggling financially these days. Obligations and issues stemming from child support place even more of a financial strain on former spouses and unmarried couples. If you find yourself faced with child support issues, contact our experienced family lawyers. We are passionate about helping family law clients solve their legal issues.

  • Minnesota Child Support Guidelines

    Minnesota Child Support is calculated pursuant to a statutorily established calculator, which can be found here: 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.

  • Modification of Child Support

    To modify child support, the party must demonstrate a “substantial change in circumstances” which makes the current child support amount unreasonable or unfair. This consists of changed income, changed cost of living, new insurance or medical expenses, new work or education related expenses, or emancipation of the child. To determine whether your circumstances meet the legal threshold to modify child support, contact our family law attorneys at Heimerl & Lammers today.

Child Support Issues in Minnesota

Are You Dealing with Child Support Issues?

You are not alone if child support issues are causing problems in your life. We help our clients with child support issues caused by some of the following circumstances:

  • Unemployment or decreased employment of a parent
  • One parent is self-employed with fluctuating income
  • Expensive medical costs for the child
  • Childcare costs
  • A substantial change in the cost of living
  • Automatic income withholding for payment
  • Life insurance coverage to secure child support
  • Enforcing a child support judgment
  • Retrieving child support arrearages

Some parents mistakenly think that a change in their circumstances automatically changes the support obligations in the existing court order. If your circumstances change, you must bring a motion to the court for a modification in child support obligations. Otherwise, you are violating the court’s order if you do not pay your child support obligations. Ignoring the issue will only make it worse. Get help from one of our family law attorneys at Heimerl & Lammers to help you navigate child support issues today.

Call Us – We Can Help You

Our family law experience is your best asset in resolving your Minnesota child support issues. Whether you want to modify a child support order or collect unpaid child support, the Minnesota family law attorneys at Heimerl & Lammers are available to help you. Call our Minneapolis or Saint Paul offices at (612) 294-2200 for a free and friendly consultation. You can also schedule your consultation using the contact form on this site.

Our Family Law Attorneys

The family law attorneys at Heimerl & Lammers have strong roots in the Minneapolis / St. Paul community and are dedicated to helping you with all of your family law needs.

Meet our family law attorneys:

Angela Streit, Attorney

Angela Streit