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: , |

How to Determine Child Support Using the Minnesota Child Support Calculator

The state of Minnesota offers a free online child support calculator that helps parents get an idea of support costs. In this article, we are going to offer some tips for using the calculator. Steps to Use the Child Support Calculator (1)    Enter Basic Information.  The Minnesota Child Support Guidelines ...

2021-01-20T09:02:09-06:00December 4, 2019|Categories: 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: , |

7 Basic Minnesota Family Law FAQs

How Long does the Divorce Process take? If uncontested, a divorce can be finalized in as little as a few weeks. If the divorce is contested, however, it could take 4-6 months at the very least, and can last up to a year or longer. What is an Uncontested Divorce? ...

2020-08-27T16:38:08-05:00September 18, 2019|Categories: Family Law Blog|Tags: , |

Enforcement of Divorce Settlement Agreements in Minnesota

A divorce settlement is the final terms and conditions of your divorce. It can take a while to get to the point of settlement, especially in a contested divorce case and it is not always agreed upon by both parties. What a divorce settlement does is outline who gets what ...

2020-08-27T16:38:12-05:00July 29, 2019|Categories: 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: , |

Are Child Support Payments Mandatory?

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 ...