|Hennepin County Child Support AttorneysChild support questions are common when a couple is getting divorced. Each side will want to know that the children are being cared for financially. We can help you understand and resolve all aspects of child support, including modification of child support orders.
Please contact the lawyers at Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A. by phone at 651-379-3024 or by email to schedule a free consultation to discuss your child support concerns.
Both parents are responsible for financially supporting their children. Minnesota uses an “income shares model” to determine each parent’s obligation to provide financial support to their children. Child support is based primarily upon each parent’s income and the amount of time each parent spends with the child, along with several other factors. Some of the items that go into the child support calculation include:
• Basic child support - day to day expenses
• Medical support (health and dental insurance and expenses)
• Child care support (daycare expenses)
• Education expenses
Modification of Child Support
Child support may be modified if there has been a substantial change in circumstances that renders the existing child support order unreasonable or unfair. Changed circumstances could include increased or decreased earnings of a parent, a change in parenting time or custody schedules, a subsequent born child, or emancipation of a child.
Call today to speak with an attorney if you have questions about establishing child support, or if you think it may be necessary to modify the amount of support you are currently receiving or paying.
Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A.
990 Inwood Avenue North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
Toll Free: 877-379-0012
Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A., with offices in Oakdale and Braham, represent clients with their family law, criminal defense, tax law and probate concerns in Ramsey, Hennepin, Washington, Scott, Carver, Dakota, Isanti, Kanabec, Pine and Chisago counties including, but not limited to, the communities of St. Paul, Minneapolis, Eagan, Hastings, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Maplewood, Inver Grove Heights, Bloomington, Edina and Cambridge.