Skilled Guidance For Child Support Issues
When parents go their separate ways, establishing child support is often a primary concern. Who will pay? How will the child support amount be determined? At such a stressful and emotionally challenging time, it is important to obtain legal advice from a knowledgeable attorney to ensure that your rights are protected. Practical and detail-oriented, Barbara J. Gislason understands the legal and personal aspects of your situation. She has more than 30 years of family law experience, training as a qualified neutral, and a background in psychology.
Understanding Minnesota Child Support Laws
Barbara is dedicated to achieving fair outcomes for her clients involved in child support proceedings in Minnesota. She will explain how the law applies to your specific situation and negotiate on your behalf. Minnesota child support laws state that both parents should financially support their children, if possible, until they graduate from high school or reach the age of 18, or age 20 if in secondary school.
As a formal technical writer and author of many publications, Barbara’s exceptional drafting skills have been honed over the years, which greatly benefits her clients as she drafts well-constructed child support agreements.
The amount of support paid by one spouse to the other may depend on a variety of factors, including:
- Each parent’s gross income
- How many children live with each parent
- Any other child support the parents are ordered to pay
- Spousal maintenance orders for either parent
- The cost of the child’s medical coverage
- The cost of child care
- Parenting time awarded to each parent
If you want to get an idea about how much money you might receive or owe, you might want to check out the Minnesota Child Support Guidelines Calculator by going to: http://childsupportcalculator.dhs.state.mn.us/ in advance of your meeting with Barbara.
Working with a knowledgeable lawyer is often the most effective way to truly understand how the laws will apply to your unique situation. Barbara also represents clients seeking to modify or enforce existing child support orders.