Minneapolis, MN asked in Family Law and Child Support for Minnesota

Q: Explain child support a bit more in depth; like what would child support cover? Would rent count as being covered?

Or any other bills in the household that he doesn’t live at be counted?

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Corwin Kruse
Corwin Kruse
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Child support in Minnesota is set by statute. If you google Minnesota Child Support Calculator, you can input your information and get a presumptive child support amount. The court can deviate, but needs to explain why if it does so. Basic child support is meant to be a contribution to basic needs: food, shelter, and clothing. Medical support and child care support can also be ordered. Paying bills on someone's behalf does NOT relieve or reduce child support obligations.

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