Child support should be about your children, not about you. Child support covers three types of expenditures: basic support, medical care and child care. Child support ends when the child turns 18 or graduates from high school unless the parents agree on different parameters, or the child has special needs. Our lawyers at our Minnetonka, Minnesota law firm help people with any matters related to determining, receiving or paying child support.
Issues Related to Child Support
We help clients work through matters such as:
- Application of the Minnesota Child Support Guidelines and determining Income for Child Support purposes. In cases where a parent is self-employed or a business owner, our lawyers are experienced in the complexities of determining the appropriate income for child support obligations.
- Modifications of child support awards after a substantial change in circumstances occurs
- Paternity and the obligation to pay child support
- Custody and parenting time and their effect on child support
- Enforcement of child support awards
- Contempt actions
Attorneys Who Focus on Your Children
If you and the other parent cannot agree on child support, or a modification of child support, often times these issues can be resolved through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques such as collaborative practice or mediation. We have found that clients are usually able to resolve their differences by focusing on the needs of their children during ADR sessions. The attorneys at Beckman Steen & Lungstrom, P.A. will work with you in resolving your child support issues whether through settlement, or if settlement is not possible, they are well prepared to present your case in a courtroom.
Minnesota Support Enforcement & Modification Lawyer
Modification of child support orders can occur throughout the time the child is receiving support if there is a change in circumstances such as changes in employment, changes in daycare or health care costs, or changes in parenting time. Enforcement of child support orders can be accomplished in different ways, including contempt actions. Our attorneys are qualified to discuss these matters with you whether you are the party receiving or paying child support.
If you have questions regarding your child support situation, contact us for a free 30 minute consultation online or call our Minnetonka, Minnesota law firm at 952-938-3411 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys today.