Child Support - Child Custody Legal Blogs Posted by Joseph E. Marvin - Lawyers.com

Child support obligations are usually determined by the regulations found in the Child Support Standards Act, but that all changes with joint custody. When parents share custody of a child, a variety of additional factors will need to be taken into consideration. In the state of Minnesota, a very specific formula is used to determine how much a parent will pay in child support if custody is shared.

If one parent is designated as the primary caregiver, then the other parent will almost always be required to pay child support. The judge must consider a few different variables including the income of both parents, the age of the child and how much time the child is going to spend with the primary caregiver. Once every few years, the parents can revisit the agreement to see if any changes need to be made to the child support obligations.

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