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Child Support

 

Legal Representation In Child Support Matters

P arents have an obligation to ensure that their children are financially provided for. During a divorce, many parents become overwhelmed by the barrage of important decisions they must make regarding their finances and the relationships they have with their kids.

At Tuzinski & Zick, L.L.C., we understand how stressful these types of situations can be and are here to help you make sense of everything. When structuring a child support agreement, we can help you reach a realistic agreement or advocate on your behalf during litigation to see that you are treated fairly.

Child Support In Minnesota

There are changes to the child support calculations effective August of 2018, which may drastically reduce an obligation for child support. Contact us to learn more about how these changes may impact the basic support calculations.

Child support payments are intended to provide financial resources for a child’s basic needs, including food, clothing and housing as well as costs related to a child’s education, care, and medical and dental needs.

Like numerous other states, Minnesota relies on statutory guidelines when determining the amount of child support to be paid.

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Additionally, there are numerous factors that the court must consider and weigh when making child support determinations. Some common issues that the courts consider or parents discuss during negotiations include:

 

  • Each parent’s gross monthly income
  • Parenting time arrangements (including overnights)
  • Potential income of each parent
  • Medical support costs for child
  • Child care support costs for child
  • Education costs for child
  • The number of joint and non-joint children involved

 

Each family’s situation differs and the circumstances surrounding your agreement may vary from that of someone you know. By working with our experienced attorneys, you will have a clear understanding of what to expect moving forward as well as the opportunity to voice your wishes regarding the amount to be paid or received.

We Help You Reach Agreements That Address The Present While Planning Ahead

In the future, the financial needs of your children may change. Also, you may experience significant changes to your financial situation.

To account for these and other unforeseen factors, our lawyers can help you address any modifications you need to make to your support or custody agreement.

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