Child Support and Remarriage

October 21, 2019

The structure of the American family has drastically changed in the last few decades.  With increasing divorce rates, it is no surprise that remarriage has now become common.  Especially where the divorcing spouses are young, it is typical for one or both of them to move on and remarry.  When the couple had children during […]

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Child Support and Extra Income

October 17, 2019

Parents work hard to provide their children with everything they need.  When parents still reside together with the child, they typically work together to make sure the financial needs are met.  If the relationship goes sour and the parents split up, however, the court can set child support.  Child support in Minnesota is based on […]

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Child Support and Self Employment

October 3, 2019

Millions of Americans run their own businesses.  These businesses may be a business the family has owned for generations or a start-up that one parent has just formed.  Self-employment can mean significant advantages for a parent, as it can mean much more flexibility in a work schedule, allowing the parent to maximize his or her […]

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Can We Agree to No Child Support?

September 24, 2019

Any parent can tell you that raising a child is expensive.  Daycare costs, medical expenses, food, clothing, toys, extracurricular activities, are just a few examples of the expenses parents will need to consider.  Under Minnesota law, a child has the right to be financially supported by both parents.  When the parents are married or cohabitating, […]

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Adoption and Child Support Arrears

September 3, 2019

Any parent can tell you that raising children can be expensive.  Providing the basics, such as housing, clothing, and food can add up quickly.  When you include daycare costs, medical insurance, extracurricular fees, and other “extras,” the cost can be massive.  When parents divorce or separate, the court will enter an order for child support […]

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Uncontested Adoption – Post Adoption Support

August 14, 2019

The vast majority of law suits are settled before they get to a final hearing.  Adoption is no exception to this.  Like with other family law cases, coming to an agreement provides the parties with a degree of control over the process, and allows them to tailor make solutions that are suitable for their situation […]

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Retroactive Modification of Maintenance – Leifur v. Leifur

July 29, 2019

Divorce is a financially significant event for almost all people.  Dividing your assets and debts is significant and can be a Herculean task.  In addition, if the parties share children, they will need to determine a child custody arrangement that best suits their children’s needs, or prepare to go to court and have a judge […]

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Can I Require my Ex to Prove How Child Support is Being Spent?

July 15, 2019

Any parent can tell you that there are extensive expenses associated with raising a child.  The basic expenses like food, shelter, and clothing can add up, before you even start to consider other things, such as extracurricular fees, medical costs, and daycare or after school care expenses.  When parents live together, they can pool their […]

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Debt and Child Support

July 12, 2019

Children are a great joy, but also greatly expensive.  Keeping a child adequately fed, clothed, and shelter can absorb significant resources.  When a child gets older, school fees and extracurricular activities can also add to the pile of expenses.  Moreover, health care expenses can be overwhelming, especially if a child has special needs.  In recognition […]

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Overtime Income and Child Support

July 11, 2019

Every parent works hard to provide their children with everything they need, ranging from the basics like food and shelter to fees for extracurricular activities and overnight summer camp.   Parents are also very well acquainted with how costly it can be to provide for the children.  To that end, the court can and almost always […]

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