In terms of child support, there are three types of support under Minnesota law.

There’s a basic support obligation. That’s the more traditional notion of child support. It’s a cash payment that one parent makes to the other to assist with the financial needs involved with raising children.

The second type of support is medical support, and that involves an allocation of not only medical insurance premiums for the children, but also the division of any uninsured medical and dental expenses.

And then finally, the statutes speak of daycare support or childcare support. Any work-related childcare costs are also subject to division amongst the parties, and that can include anything from a traditional daycare arrangement to a before or after school program.