Obtaining A Fair Child Support Order
In Minnesota, child support is determined by statutory guidelines. Generally speaking, the court will adhere closely to these guidelines, though it can depart from them in certain circumstances. Factors that determine the amount of child support include the parents’ incomes, the percentage of time the child lives with each parent, and the cost of child care and medical insurance.
However, there can be much more to child support. Who gets to claim the tax exemption for the child? What if one parent’s income decreases or increases significantly? What if a parent falls behind in child support payments? What if a parent is trying to hide income to avoid paying support?
Answering Your Questions
At Markiewicz Law Office, P.A., in White Bear Lake, we have answers to these and other questions about legal family issues and child support. Attorney Julianne Markiewicz provides results-oriented representation for parents in St. Paul, Minneapolis and throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Contact us for help with legal matters involving:
- Determination of the correct amount of child support
- Modification of child support orders
- Child support arrears
- Paternity as it relates to child support
Protecting Your Rights Regarding Child Support
At our firm, we believe that parents entitled to child support should receive all of the support mandated by the court. We also believe that payers of child support should not have to pay more than the law requires. Markiewicz Law Office, P.A., will work hard to obtain a child support order that is fair and reflects the true circumstances of your situation.
Changing The Amount Of Child Support
Issues involving child support are not put to rest with the issuance of a divorce decree. If your income or your ex-spouse’s income has changed significantly due to the loss of a job, an illness, an accident or a promotion, we can go to court to obtain a modification of child support. We can usually do this quickly and efficiently and for an affordable fee.