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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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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No matter how carefully the terms of child custody and support are determined during divorce, few parents walk away feeling that the agreement is fair. This is understandable, considering that any time away from the children, combined with potentially fewer funds to care for them are natural concerns.

Continue Reading Minnesota Legislators Are Considering Changes to Child Support Formulas

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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