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Can there be a license suspension for overdue child support?


Minnesotans who are obligated to pay child support, and the custodial parents who are supposed to receive that support, must be aware that there are certain penalties that the state will assess if there are delinquent payments. Child support enforcement comes in a variety of types. One that can be particularly problematic for the delinquent parent is a driver's license suspension. Understanding when this can come about and how it can be rescinded is imperative to a person's life.

The basics of a child support order in Minnesota


Sometimes, the most basic aspects of a child support case can be glossed over and missed. As Minnesota couples try to hammer out a support agreement, it is imperative to understand of the fundamental aspects of a case. This includes what the child support order will include. There are three types of support that must be provided. They are basic support, medical support, and child care support. All three must be addressed in a case, but it does not necessarily have to be ordered. All three can be reserved.

How is COLA dealt with in a Minnesota child support case?


Minnesotans who are paying or receiving child support must be aware of various aspects of the payments. When the decision is made as to how much will be paid, a frequently forgotten issue is how changes to the cost of living will be dealt with. There are inevitable changes to how much it costs to pay for everyday expenses and child support is adjusted based on that. Knowing how this is done is essential.

Helping you navigate child support issues in a divorce


Initiating a divorce can be a difficult step to take. However, when children are involved, parents are often faced with even more challenging issues. The first item up for discussion is often child custody. Yet, even when an agreement is quickly reached with regard to this issue, divorcing parents may still have a number of other complicated matters to address. When a parent requests child support, for example, a heated dispute can ensure.

Child support covers more than you may think


When one parent is granted custody of a child, it is not uncommon for the courts to award child support to be paid by the noncustodial parent. Considering that the custodial parent has the responsibility of caring for the child, it is generally understood that the parent will have less time available to work, and hence may be at a financial disadvantage over the non-custodial parent. So what child support cover?

What the child support process looks like for your MN family


One hesitation that many Maple Grove families may have about beginning the divorce process is how the details of child support and child custody will affect their family. Child support is a financial amount awarded from one parent to the other parent who has primary physical custody. This amount is determined by a variety of factors, but it is awarded with the best interests of the child in mind. Everyday expenses of raising a child are typically shared expenses by Minnesota parents, regardless of whether or not they are living together.

Are your kids receiving the child support they need?


Divorce can be incredibly hard on kids. When their parents end their marriage, and the family enters into a new normal of custody schedules and visitation, children can become unsettled by the changes in their lives. In Minnesota family law courts can award custodial parents financial support from the noncustodial parents to help provide their children with the goods and services they need to thrive.

A parent's finances may be frozen if they don't pay child support


It is extremely important that parents in Minnesota who owe child support fulfill their obligations, and pay what they owe on time and in full. After all, the parent receiving child support needs these funds to pay for the costs of raising the child; thus, if there is a failure to pay, it is ultimately the child who suffers.

Facts and statistics on child support in Minnesota


While the holiday season is all about the children for some, supporting and caring for a child is a year-long endeavor for parents. Well after the presents have been opened and the New Year has been rung in, children still need the financial support of both parents. In Minnesota, for parents who are divorced or are no longer in a relationship with one another, this means one parent may be paying child support.

Attorneys in Minnesota can help parents understand child support


After parents in a Minnesota divorce, they still both share the duty of providing for the child financially. If the child resides with one parent, that parent is providing for the child financially by giving the child food, clothing, shelter and paying for the many incidental expenses that come with a well-rounded childhood. In addition, the noncustodial parent also contributes to the raising of the child through child support.

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