Q: My ex and I were never married and we both want to do 50/50 with our two kids.
She has them on her medical insurance and I pay the daycare. We are still currently living together but I’m looking at moving out but in the same town so that the convenience for her if she needs help with anything and for the kids. I just want to know how we’d go about making an agreement or what kind of form would we have to do since we weren’t married and I’d like to kind of get an idea of what my child support payment would be so I can get an idea of what I can afford to rent because I currently pay $1500 a month in daycare and if I were to have to pay more than that which I fear I will the I don’t know if I could afford to live.
A: You can jointly petition the court to establish custody, parenting time, and child support. If paternity has not been adjudicated, you need to include that in your petition.
Daycare is one element of child support, as is insurance, and would be divided between you. You can get a presumptive number by going to the Minnesota Child Support Calculator. https://childsupportcalculator.dhs.state.mn.us/
See also krusefamilylaw.com
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