When a relationship ends and children are involved, child support becomes an issue. The purpose of child support is to ensure that both parents financially support their child(ren) in order to meet their needs.

Minnesota uses a child support calculator which takes into account the gross monthly incomes of both parents. Each parent’s income is compared with allocation of parenting time, and each parents contributions towards child care and health care expenses.

Child support may occasionally be reviewed for cost of living adjustments. In other circumstances, child support may occasionally be modified if either parent’s financial circumstances have changed substantially.

If you are going through a divorce or are an unmarried parent, and issues of child support have come up, call McCarten Law Firm to speak with one of our attorney about your options. We work hard to provide the best possible representation to our clients and to protect their best interests.