Category: Child Support

Brown Law Office
September 17, 2017

Life After Divorce: Who Pays for College?

Since the dawn of time (okay, not that long) parents have stressed about how to cover the costs of higher education for their children. This issue becomes even more salient in light of a divorce. Single or married parents may choose to fund a child’s college education, but divorced parents’ actions are often constrained by the conditions of a divorce decree. For divorced parents, the question becomes more than just how, but who?

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Brown Law Office
May 31, 2017

3 Promising Paternity Technologies of the Near Future

Paternity testing has become the de facto method of determining fatherhood, especially in disputed cases that end up in court. But not all cases need to go to court. Here are three cutting-edge paternity technologies that show great promise for the future.

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Brown Law Office
April 19, 2017

Grandparents Can Pursue Child Support in Some Cases

Most grandparents view the opportunity to spend time with their grandchildren as a major gift. When those children rely on grandparents with limited income for primary support, however, our Minneapolis child support attorneys often recommend that they can — and should — seek child support payments.

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Brown Law Office
March 12, 2017

Child Support Decrees Cannot Be Used as Post-Divorce Equalizers

Divorce may create the legal end to marriages, but it does not end relationships, particularly when ex-spouses have children. The final divorce decree sets forth many conditions, and the most important settlement issues involve custody, parenting time and financial support of the children. Unless parents take legal action to change them, these terms are basically set in stone.

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Brown Law Office
July 28, 2016

Understanding the MN Expedited Child Support Process

Expenses related to children remain the same regardless of whether they reside with both parents or just one. Most commonly, however, one parent moves away from the children long before the divorce process even begins, and certainly before the court finalizes child support decisions.

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Brown Law Office
April 28, 2016

MN Child Support Can Change Based on the Cost of Living

Regardless of the overall direction of the U.S. economy, the cost of goods seems to always trend upward. This means that, over time, child support payment buying power is reduced. While child support orders often allow for Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) every other year, our Minneapolis child support lawyers warn that the adjustments are not always automatic. If you receive child support, or if you need to contest a COLA, you need to take specific action.

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Brown Law Office
December 9, 2015

Health Care is an Important MN Child Support Issue

Minnesota law considers the best interests of the children to be a primary factor in virtually any aspect of divorce, and providing health care is certainly a major issue. However, our Minneapolis child support lawyers warn that covering the children under either parent's health insurance is only the most basic consideration.

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