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Child Support

Child support can be a contentious area in divorce and family law that can continue to be an issue for years to come. Our child support attorneys at Martin & Wagner, P.A., offer realistic solutions based on your unique situation and the child support guidelines set forth by Minnesota law.  We help you understand how child support is calcuated and we work hard to ensure the best possible result for your case. 

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There are 3 parts to child support.

  1. Basic Support means financial assistance for the child’s housing, food, clothing, transportation, and education costs, and other expenses related to the child’s care.
  2. Medical Support means financial assistance for the child’s medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums.
  3. Child Care Support means financial assistance for the child’s day care costs.

**Child support DOES NOT include sports and extracurricular activities!

How Child Support is Calculated in MN

Minnesota child support guidelines utilize the income-based formula to calculate child support. The guidelines consider several factors that affect child support, including: how many minor children are involved, each parent’s gross income, the number of non-joint children in either home, the cost of medical and dental insurance for your children, the cost of child care (if any) for your children, and the amount of parenting time for each parent. In addition to child support, the income-based formula allocates a percentage of income for child support purposes (PICS) to be used when determining each parent’s portion of out-of-pocket costs for medical, dental, etc. expenses.

We work closely with you to help you understand how each of the guideline factors effect the formula for your situation. We feel it is most important that you have a clear understanding of what you will be either paying or receiving to care for your children.

Call to Discuss Your Child Support Concerns

Contact our family law attorneys Martin & Wagner, P.A. by e-mail or call 763-425-6330 to schedule a free ½ hour consultation with an experienced Rogers, Minnesota, child support lawyer.

From our Rogers law office, we provide legal representation to clients throughout the Greater Twin Cities area including, but not limited to, Albertville, Andover, Anoka, Buffalo, Elk River, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Monticello, Ramsey, and St. Michael and other communities within Hennepin county, Stearns County, Wright County, Sherburne County, and Anoka County.



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