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When parents of minors get divorced, they may need to make child support arrangements. Like most states, Minnesota has a formula for determining child support that includes accounting for each parent’s income, how many kids are involved and how much time the children spend with each parent.

However, even after child support is in place, it can still be modified when necessary. A court may approve a child support modification if one parent’s income drops for reasons such as disability or unemployment. If there is spousal support, that will usually be lowered along with child support. A modification could also be approved if the noncustodial parent gets a significant increase in income.

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Joseph E. Marvin

Licensed since 1978

Member at firm Marvin Law Office, L.L.C.

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Licensed since 1978

Member at firm Marvin Law Office, L.L.C.

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