Minnesota Child Support Online
MN Child Support Calculator and PRO SE Resource Information
Prior to May, 2005, Minnesota was one of only 13 states that did not
consider both parents' income in the calculation of child support. Minnesota had traditionally assigned child support
payments to only the parent who was not awarded primary physical custody.
Since the new May 2005 guidelines, Minnesota child support obligations are now based on the "gross income" of
both parents and the "parenting time" for each. This appears more consistent with the modern trend.
Minnesota child support online resources state that these new laws became effective on January 1, 2007 for new Minnesota child
support cases. Minnesota parents who file an action with a child support order in 2007 and beyond will use these new
Key points of the revised laws are:
Established guidelines to help courts determine child support based on the parents' combined gross incomes
Allocates child care and medical support based on the income of each of the parents
Defines what appropriate medical coverage is for the children
Presumes that both parents are entitled to have custody of their children 25 percent of the time
Allows for adjusting child support every two years based upon a change in the cost of living
Grants parents a "parenting expense adjustment" if they spend a certain amount of time with the children
Allows for deductions from a parent's monthly gross income for non-joint children in the home
Allows for a six month review hearing upon the request of either parent.
Requires the Department of Human Services to develop a Web-based calculator to compute Minnesota child support online
The Minnesota Department of Human Services Child Support Enforcement Division supervises the child support program.
County child support offices administer it by working with parents to establish and enforce support orders.
For more information from the Dept. of Human Services, please use the link below to access many Minnesota child support online
Need to Ask the Minnesota Court for a change in Child Support Payments?
Pro Se legal help is available online for Minnesota residents who choose not to hire a lawyer. Using this system, you can ask the court for a change to
your child support order Pro Se - on your own without hiring an attorney..
Child Support Resource Center
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