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Learn About Minnesota's Guidelines with Meinerts Law

Once child custody has been established, child support is typically calculated according to Minnesota child support guidelines. Those guidelines changed significantly in January of 2007. In the past, child support was based on the net income of the payer. Today, child support is based on the combined gross income of both parties.

If you have concerns or questions about your recent or upcoming child support determination, Meinerts Law can help. Call us at (952) 777-8886 today.

Child Custody has an Impact on Child Support

Under Minnesota’s new child support guidelines, the amount of child support you pay will depend on the percentage of time (meaning overnight visits) your child spends with you.

There are three categories:

  • Category one: 0% to 10%
  • Category two: 10% to 45%
  • Category three: 45% to 50%

A typical dad who has visitation every other weekend, one night during the week, every other holiday and a longer visit in the summer will be in category two. A dad who has joint physical custody will be in category three.

Child Support Can Be Adjusted

Child support is subject to a cost of living adjustment (COLA) every two years. Payments can also be adjusted whenever there is a change in either parent’s financial circumstances that would change child support by 20% or more. Under Minnesota law, the parties can require a review of financial circumstances every six months.

When changes in circumstances require a modification or enforcement of child support, our Burnsville child support lawyers can help you through that process as well.

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