The arrival of a new baby in the lives of Minnesota parents is often a celebrated and joyous event. For many, children are a blessing that grow their families and add love to their daily lives. However, in some cases the birth of a child may raise questions about their parentage that are difficult to answer. Although it is very easy to identify a child's mother at birth, knowing who fathered the newborn can be difficult to determine if there is uncertainty regarding the child's conception.
When a child is born in Minnesota, not every couple will be 100 percent certain as to the identity of the biological father. Paternity can be a complex issue rife with emotional, personal and financial ramifications. It is important for the parents to understand the various aspects of paternity such as the difference between a biological and legal father and who is financially responsible for the child. This can have a long-lasting impact not just on the parents, but on the child as well.
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.