The unfortunate reality is that lower income, noncustodial fathers often find themselves facing a societal bias when it comes to child support, meaning many people naturally assume that they will either have trouble making payments or fail to provide any support whatsoever.
This week, we'll conclude our discussion of the circumstances under which payee parents -- those receiving child support -- and payor parents -- those making child support payments -- can request a modification of a child support order here in Minnesota.
Upon the conclusion of a divorce, many parents -- typically those awarded visitation rights in lieu of primary physical custody -- will be ordered to pay child support and will therefore have to make the necessary arrangements to ensure that they can meet these obligations going forward.
While you are more than likely accustomed to seeing recreational vehicles traveling on the interstate or parked at highway rest stops, you might do a double take if you noticed one parked outside the local courthouse. Now, imagine how shocked you'd be if this RV was painted bright pink, and manned by people in teal shirts handing out fliers to those exiting the courthouse.
A few weekends ago, thousands of fathers across the state of Minnesota gathered with their children to celebrate Father's Day by opening gifts, going out to brunch or just spending the day together.
The Nebraska Supreme Court issued a very interesting decision last Friday concerning a Minnesota man who was found to be responsible for child support payments even though a DNA test definitively proved that he was not the child's biological father.
Once a person finalizes their divorce, they are more than likely ready to move forward with a new chapter in their life. This, of course, means everything from adapting to new child custody arrangements and child support obligations to solidifying new living arrangements and adjusting their finances.
When people secure a divorce in another country, they may find themselves subject to unfamiliar laws, and involved in legal processes that bear little resemblance to what they have previously seen and heard here in the U.S.