Minnesota law defines "child" for the purposes of support as "an individual under 18 years of age, an individual under age 20 who is still attending secondary school, or an individual who, by reason of physical or mental condition, is incapable of self-support."
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...Read more »
Husband has contempt hearing coming up lost his job and was unable to pay for the past year now has part time work and we can make at least two payments before court but his job will fire him if he goes to jail for this hearing how can we avoid jail time he tried for custody of the kids and lost... Read more »
Holding someone in contempt involves a two-stage process. In the initial hearing, the court will attempt to ascertain why the payments were not made. If the party has a valid excuse, to the satisfaction of the court, no contempt should be found. For the hearing, you will want to gather all...Read more »
My husband moved from our house straight in with his mistress. It’s been three years and I finally saved up enough money to file for divorce. I was a stay at home mom and he is a contractor. He went from making $50,000 a year to now making $17,000 a year (after deductions ) His mistress has been... Read more »
There are no guarantees, but generally judges recognize that self-employed people are able to hide income. A lot of claimed expenses may be added back. The court will look at his prior income as well as what he is now making. If his mistress contributes to the household expenses, that lowers...Read more »
There are two children, under the support order, one of which is 18 as of January 2019 and will graduate June 2019. the other is 12. When contacted about how the order and amount being paid for support will change due to one child turning 18, the case worker says in Minnesota, the support order... Read more »
If the child support order does not provide a specific amount for each child, then upon the emancipation of each child the child support obligor must bring a motion to modify the child support on the basis of emancipation of a child pursuant to Minn. Stat. 518A.39, Subd. 5(c).
If my daughter was supposed to graduate last year and she didn't and also I have a son who will turn 18 next year, is there something I can do to have the court stop the support now for my 19 yr daughter and next year when my son turns 18?
How old is your daughter? He has no right to do what he did if you have full physical custody; however depending upon your daughter's age and the circumstances as to why she left, will impact on what the court will do in this situation. You should hire an experienced family law attorney to assist...Read more »
Mom makes more than Dad. Dad had to quit job to watch kids that are under his care because Support money made it impossible to pay for daycare. Support isn't being used for caring for daughter, she's never wearing shoes that fit, her hygiene is questionable.. Also daughter will be with dad full... Read more »
A substantial change in financial circumstances can be a basis to change a child support obligation. I would need to know much more to give you a complete answer. You would need to bring a motion in order to lower support(unless your X agreed). You should talk with an atty to help you.
I'm paying $1,800 a month in child support and then it says as additional child support the parties agree to equally share the costs of extracurricular activities above and beyond the standard schooling curriculum. I am wondering what that includes? My ex-wife is signing the kids up for voice... Read more »
An agreement to share extracurricular activity expenses is an obligation that is in addition to the guideline basic, medical and childcare support order. Based on the information you provided, it appears you and your ex-wife agreed to equally share the cost of extracurricular activities for the...Read more »
I was told extracurricular activities is not events such as sporting fees and piano, Girl Scouts, voice lessons. She is signing them up for everything and then I have to pay half in addition to the $1,800 a month I don't think that's right isn't that what the child support is for? If I refused to... Read more »
It appears you have a valid concern. If there is a provision in the Judgment and Decree relating to these expenses, than that would control. If the J&D does not address this issue and the matter is then brought before a judge, there are a # of considerations the court would take into consideration...Read more »
My daughter had to be hospitalized last month and the insurance company (her mothers policy for her and my daughter) covered much of the cost but not everything. After insurance I pay 62% of whatever is left to pay. My ex set up a GFM page that stated the money would be used to pay medical bills... Read more »
All of the money should be going towards the medical bills if that is what the page was created for - not to you and not to your ex. In fact, if either of you profit from this personally (rather than pay off the bills) a crime may have been committed.
Generally most child support Orders provide for a specific dollar amount to be paid on a monthly/semi-monthly or weekly basis and they then calculate the amount that is taken out of each check, depending upon how the individual is paid so that at the end of the year the total Ordered Child Support...Read more »
If your son's father is not paying his court-ordered child support, you have a few options. If he is working, you may want to apply for income withholding services through the appropriate county. You also have the option to bring a motion seeking to have your son's father held in contempt for...Read more »
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