Minnesota Child Support Lawyers Making Sure Your Family is Taken Care of
A separation or divorce affects the entire immediate family, especially when children are involved. Parents tend to want to do what’s best for their kids, but creating a custody and financial support system that both parents can agree on often isn’t easy. Our lawyers understand that this is an intensely emotional and stressful time for your family, and we want to help you develop a child support plan that is right for you and your children.
Determining the Value of Child Support
Child support is the amount of money one parent pays to the other for a common child that does not live with him or her. Specific legal action must be taken by a parent, a custodian or the county to get an order for child support by a judge or magistrate.
In Minnesota, the amount owed to the other parent is dependent upon both parents’ gross income before taxes, plus many other factors such as alimony, public assistance, and benefits from retirement or a disability. Health care (medical and dental) and child care costs are usually taken into account separately, and are allocated between both parents.
The exact required monthly payment varies from case to case, and while guidelines are set by the state, the judge or magistrate is permitted to raise or lower the payment amount if there are special circumstances. Again, there are many variables that may affect this, so working with your attorney is the best option to ensure your children receive everything they deserve.
Providing Families With More Than Two Decades of Family Law Experience
Because the nature of custody battles and child payment plans are so delicate, you need someone with experience in dealing with sensitive legal situation. At Vermeulen Law Office, P.A. we have dealt with difficult family law cases for years, and will provide you with the care you need for you and your family. Don’t take such an important matter into your own hands. These matters are complicated, so allow us to be your legal pillar in this difficult time.