Child Support

Minnesota Child Support Attorney

Child support in Minnesota, as in many other states, is based on a formula. The state has provided a child support calculator to determine the amount of money one parent will pay to the other. The formula considers these factors:

  • Each parent’s gross monthly income, including Social Security or disability benefits
  • How many children live in each parent’s home
  • Any other child support payments or spousal support paid or received by either parent
  • The monthly cost for the children’s medical and dental coverage
  • The amount of childcare cost
  • The percentage of parenting time awarded to each parent

The calculator seems simple enough, but there are hidden dangers. At Villaume & Schiek, P.A., we work to make certain that the child support determination is accurate. Why?

If you are the receiving parent, you should receive everything to which you are entitled. If you are the paying parent, you should not pay any more than you are legally obligated to pay.

When is an Attorney Needed for Child Support?

A family law attorney is your advocate in any divorce related matter. This extends to child custody and child support issues. Having experience on your side is highly recommended in the following situations:

  • To uncover hidden sources of income which would effect the child support calculations
  • For child support enforcement when child support payments are in arrears
  • To resolve child custody disputes which can effect the child support amounts
  • For child support modifications if incomes change significantly or if the child has new medical or educational needs

Convenient Location and Quality Representation

Our law office is conveniently located in Bloomington, Minnesota, right off Interstate 494 (I-494) and across from the Mall of America, and has ample free parking.

Please call our Twin Cities law firm at (952) 851-9500, or send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer.