Child Support and Immigration Status

June 6, 2019

Issues concerning child support and child custody are often at the center of some of the most hard fought family law cases.  Parents simply want to make sure their children are well taken care of and receive the appropriate emotional and financial support to thrive and do well.  Any parent can tell you that raising […]

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Equal Parenting Time and Child Support

May 27, 2019

During a divorce or separation, issues of child custody are often the most important topics for the parties.  Every parent just wants what is best for their children, but raising children is expensive.  When there is a divorce or separation, the court will enter an order for child support to help to fairly apportion the […]

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Braces and Division of Costs

May 16, 2019

Any parent will tell you that raising children is expensive.  Parents will face costs for basics like food and clothes, but also for extracurricular activities, medical expenses, college tuition, and school supplies, just to name a few items.  If parents divorce or separate, a court will enter an order for child support.  In Minnesota, there […]

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Child Support, Child Custody, and Taxes

May 8, 2019

Issues of child support and child custody are often at the center of hotly contested family law cases.  Parents clearly just want what is best for their children, and when they cannot agree what that means, a judge will make a decision on child custody based on what is in the children’s best interest.  With […]

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Expectation of Parental Income

March 18, 2019

A divorce or custody action always means major changes for both the people in the relationship as well as the children involved.  These changes involve logistic issues, emotional issues, and financial issues.  At the end of the case, the judge will make an order for child support. The law provides that children have the right […]

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Child Support, Spousal Maintenance, and Estate Planning

February 25, 2019

Divorce and separation is not an uncommon occurrence in the United States, and Minnesota is no exception.  During a divorce, there will be many financial adjustments that one or both parties will have to make to accommodate for no longer having two adults to share the financial load of supporting a household.  If the parties […]

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Remarriage, Spousal Maintenance, and Child Support

December 10, 2018

Although a divorce means the end of a relationship, it also means the beginning of the next chapter of life for both spouses.  It is very common for one or both spouses to move forward after the divorce and get remarried.  Where a former spouse has been ordered to pay alimony (called “spousal maintenance” in […]

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Death and Child Support

November 29, 2018

At the end of a marriage or relationship where the parties share a child or children, the court will almost always make an order for child support.  In most cases, the parent who has less parenting time is the parent who will need to pay child support.  The obligation to pay support typically lasts until […]

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What Is Child Support Meant to Cover?

November 26, 2018

During any divorce or separation, there are a lot of important issues that need to be sorted through.  These issues include property division, child custody, bill payment, and debt division.  One of the essential elements in any divorce or custody dispute which involves children will be child support.  When parents live together, they both contributed […]

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Terminating Child Support and Spousal Support

October 5, 2018

In many divorces, the financial issues are frequently the most contentious problems to be resolved.  In any case involving children, the court will make an order providing for child support.  In some cases, the court may also make an order providing for spousal support.  Understanding how long these financial obligations last and when these obligations […]

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