Helping You Understand Your Child Support Options

Cloutier Law Offices P.A. has helped many clients deal with difficult issues concerning child support determinations. Our attorney, Elizabeth A. Cloutier, has more than 25 years of experience helping families find child support solutions, and we are fully committed to our clients' cases. We are here to help whenever you have questions.

For a free consultation to discuss your concerns regarding child support, contact us in Minneapolis today. We advise and represent clients throughout the Twin Cities metro area.

How Child Support Is Calculated In Minnesota

In Minnesota, child support is calculated using a formula provided in the statutes. This means that the courts will be required to examine certain factors to determine exactly what the child support should be in your case. The court will consider all sources of income for both parties, and will also look to see if a parent is exercising his or her potential when seeking employment. If one of the parents is underemployed or unemployed, the courts have the ability to consider this when determining the amount of support.

In addition to the basic expenses that are connected to raising the child, there will be other issues that the court will analyze as well. The medical expenses of the child will need to be addressed, as will any day care costs. We understand the complex nature of these proceedings, and we will present detailed information that will demonstrate why your requests should be approved by the courts.

The child support award is tied directly to your parenting time and custody schedule. This means that it is extremely important for you to speak to our attorney about your case as soon as possible. If an agreement has been reached concerning custody and parenting time, or an order has been entered, it might be difficult for you to be able to receive or contest the amount of support that will be required in your case.

After an initial child support award has been made, it may be necessary for you to request a modification due to a significant change in circumstances. You may have a new job that provides you with less income, or perhaps you received a raise. These financial changes may allow either party to modify the existing order, and we offer assistance in these cases as well. We have helped many men and women with their child support modification requests.

Contact Us Today For More Information About Your Case

To schedule a free consultation with our child support lawyer, please call our Minneapolis office at 612-332-5100 or send us an email. We represent clients throughout the Twin Cities in child support cases.