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Stimulus Payments and Child Support: Everything Parents Should Know

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government passed a $2.2 trillion economic support package. Within the legislation is a provision to provide direct payments (stimulus payments) to qualifying adults.  Recently, state and federal agencies have clarified how overdue child support will affect these payments. In this article, our Mankato child support lawyers highlight...

Minnesota Child Support

Minnesota law supports the idea that both parents are financially responsible for any child that they have together. The father traditionally paid child support to the mother of the children. This was almost always because the mother of the children was presumed to be the best custodian of the children and the father was the...

Child Support: How Much Do I Have to Pay?

Child support is one of the key issues that must be decided in a divorce because children are always entitled to have financial support from both their mother and from their father. To ensure that every child gets the support that he or she needs, the courts will generally use a standard formula in order...

How Long Do I Have to Pay Child Support in Minnesota?

If two people have a child together who they are not raising in one household, then issues of both child custody and child support must be determined.  Child support in Minnesota is required even if the paying parent has no visitation or doesn’t spend time with the child because it is considered a fundamental right...

Child Support & Dependency Exemptions

Who Gets To Claim The Kids After The Divorce? It’s not uncommon for there to be some dispute about who gets to claim the children for tax purposes.  Over the years I have heard many myths about who gets to claim what for taxes, some people think it’s automatically split equally, others say that if you pay child support you get to claim the kids every year, both of these are only partially correct. First, let’s look at the IRS regulations.  The Internal Revenue Code 152(c)(3)(a) says that the custodial parent gets to claim the child unless the parent “affirmatively ...

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Child Support & Dependency Exemptions

Who Gets To Claim The Kids After The Divorce? It’s not uncommon for there to be some dispute about who gets to claim the children for tax purposes.  Over the years I have heard many myths about who gets to claim what for taxes, some people think it’s automatically split equally, others say that if you pay child support you get to claim the kids every year, both of these are only partially correct. First, let’s look at the IRS regulations.  The Internal Revenue Code 152(c)(3)(a) says that the custodial parent gets to claim the child unless the parent “affirmatively ...

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Child Support: Soviet Style

Parenting, Soviet-Style–in the U.S. Or, how much money do you really have for child support?   If a married couple in Minnesota gets a divorce and child support is awarded, the amount awarded largely depends on the parties’ incomes.  So, say you’re a soon-to-be ex-husband and the court is awarding child support to your ex-wife.  If you want to minimize your child support obligation, what do you do?  What can you do?  You could always move to Bora Bora and change your name, but that’s not very responsible or ethical.  Perhaps a better and more appropriate way to do this ...

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Child Support: Soviet Style

Parenting, Soviet-Style–in the U.S. Or, how much money do you really have for child support? ; If a married couple in Minnesota gets a divorce and child support is awarded, the amount awarded largely depends on the parties’ incomes.  So, say you’re a soon-to-be ex-husband and the court is awarding child support to your ex-wife.  If you want to minimize your child support obligation, what do you do?  What can you do?  You could always move to Bora Bora and change your name, but that’s not very responsible or ethical.  Perhaps a better and more appropriate way to do this ...

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