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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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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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No. Child support and parenting time are considered two separate issues. A parent cannot deny parenting time to the other because that parent is not paying child support or is behind on their child support payments. Attached to all court orders dealing with child support and/or spousal maintenance is a document called Appendix A. Appendix...
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As family courts continue to be burdened with increasing divorce and custody issues, some couples are turning to “parenting consultants” to help alleviate stress and resolve issues with their former spouse. Parenting Consultant Program The parenting consultant program was created in the mid-1990’s by Dr. Karen Irvin in hopes of giving divorced couples a way...
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This week Washington County decided that they will carry out a child support enforcement program in 2013. The new enforcement program will bring together the sheriff’s office, the Community Services Department, and the county attorney in a collected effort to assist families in collecting the child support they are owed. This year Washington County was...
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Children whose parents have divorced often exhibit both mental and physical changes, but these occurrences are not uncommon and can be part of the healing process post-divorce. A divorce is challenging for all parties involved, but it can take a harder toll on children who have difficulty comprehending the process.  Children may cope with these...
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We’ve talked about Financial Early Neutral Evaluations (FENEs) and other important family law acronyms briefly before. Just to recap, a FENE is a voluntary program that divorcing couples can utilize to help them get an idea of how their assets will be divided in the divorce. 5 Documents Now let’s dig a little deeper and...
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As with most areas of law, divorce law is a complex arena. There are a plethora of rules, regulations, terms, and conditions that each divorcing party must be aware of. The best way to enter into a divorce proceeding is to educate yourself. On that note, here are the top 3 acronyms that you need...
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We’ve written a lot about child support orders, and the importance of following them. But do child support orders change if the mother or father moves to a different state? In short, no – child support orders do not change if you or your ex moves to another state. There are numerous state and federal laws...
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