Minneapolis Child Support Attorneys
We Can Help You Find the Best Solution for Your Family
The experienced lawyers at Mack & Santana Law Offices, P.C. in Minneapolis
have been handling matters of Minnesota child support for many years.
Our attorneys are the authors of the “Child Support” chapter of the
Family Law Financial Deskbook (and periodic updates) published by Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing
We focus on helping our clients achieve equitable results in a wide range
of situations, from determining child support in a
divorce or paternity proceeding, to assisting in the enforcement and
modification of existing child support orders.
Understanding the Minnesota Child Support Guidelines
Minnesota uses a series of guidelines to help determine the amount of child
support to be paid. These guidelines consider the gross monthly income
of both parents. The amount of child support to be paid or received pursuant
to the guidelines is also affected by other factors such as children from
previous marriages or relationships, each parent’s relative time
spent with the child, and
spousal support (alimony). The cost of childcare or medical and dental insurance is also factored
into the total amount of child support when calculating what parents should
pay or receive under the guidelines.
Judges in Minnesota have the discretion to deviate from the guidelines
and set a child support amount other than the one specified as the guidelines
amount. This deviation may occur in certain situations that are listed
by law, but usually involves extraordinary expenses or the special needs
of a child. Pursuant to a parenting plan, parents may also allocate the
children’s expenses as an alternative. It is critical that you work
with an experienced lawyer who knows the various options and can advocate
for you. At Mack & Santana Law Offices, P.C., our attorneys understand
those options and the effective strategies for advocating them.
Many parents are confused about the amount of child support that may be
owed. This is especially true if a departure from the guidelines may be
in order. At Mack & Santana Law Offices, P.C., we can help you understand
how the guidelines work and your options.
Contact Our Minneapolis Child Support Attorneys
Contact Mack & Santana Law Offices, P.C., by calling us at
(612) 712-3890 to speak with our child support lawyers in Minneapolis.