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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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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