Burnsville Child Support Attorney
Serving Parents in Minneapolis & throughout Minnesota
Child support is an exchange of money between parents to make sure that the child or children receive the benefit of both parents’ incomes while they are in both homes. Child support calculations are always a part of divorce cases where children are involved. To effectively pursue child support, it is important to secure the representation of a trusted Burnsville child support lawyer. John Burns can guide you through the process.
Whether you need to establish support as part of a divorce or you need to modify an existing support order, he has the experience and knowledge of the law that you need in your corner.
Call Burns Law Office at (952) 260-6376 for a free consultation.
What Are the New Child Support Laws in Minnesota in 2023?
Minnesota's new child support laws for 2023 include the following:
- A minimum basic support amount of $50 for families with one child, with additional increases of $10 per extra child
- A low-income adjustment for parents with combined incomes of $6,000 or less per month
- An increase in the deduction for non-joint children from 50% to 75% of the guideline amount
- Changes to the basic child support table calculations
- Changes to the Self-Support Reserve Elimination of interest in child support arrears
The new laws went into effect on January 1, 2023.
If you need to file a child support claim, contact the professionals at Burns Law Office today.
Separation or divorce is already painful and challenging, so having an experienced attorney to help determine child support can significantly alleviate some of your stress.
A qualified Minnesota child support attorney can explain your options, address your unique needs, and effectively represent you in family court.
Helping You Navigate Minnesota Child Support Law
In Minnesota, child support payments are based on income and parenting time.
There are three components to child support:
- Basic support – This is the support that covers food, shelter, clothing, and the child’s basic needs. The amount of support paid is determined by each parent’s income and the amount of time each parent spends with the children. Parenting time is measured by the number of overnights the child spends with the non-custodial parent.
- Childcare – A calculation needs to be performed to divide the responsibility for childcare expenses.
- Medical support – This includes monthly medical expenses, insurance premiums, and co-pays.
The Help You Need Now & in the Future
After child support is awarded, it can be modified. The standard for modification is that there has been a substantial change in circumstances that makes the current amount of child support unfair or unreasonable. Changes in income and parenting time tend to be the reasons why support is modified.
However, the change in circumstances has a window of 20% but must be at least $75 per month in either direction. If the change in income is less than 20% and less than $75 per month, then the modification may not be awarded. Talking to our Minneapolis child support lawyer can help you decide what you should do in your case by giving you realistic expectations so you can make informed decisions.
Contact Burns Law Office Today
Child support matters can be difficult to navigate but having a child support attorney by your side can make a difference in the outcome. If you are going through a divorce, need to establish paternity to request child support, need to fight a child support request due to questionable paternity, or support needs to be modified, you can count on Burns Law Office to help. We represent clients throughout the Minneapolis metro area.
Request a free consultation with us by calling (952) 260-6376.
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“Since he only does family law he has done a lot of divorces so nothing in my case was new to him. John is very professional!”- Matt
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