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Divorce and college funds

One topic that often comes up during divorce in Minnesota is college funds. Since the situation involves the redistribution of marital assets, property and even child custody, careful consideration must be given to what happens to any savings and funds parents have set aside for their children’s future education.

How parenting time affects child support

Child support orders are awarded to ensure that noncustodial parents meet their financial obligations regarding the care of their children. However in Minnesota, parenting time can affect child support orders. Child support does not automatically grant or revoke the noncustodial parent’s right to visitation or parenting time. However, if the courts feel that parenting time is detrimental to the well-being of the children, visitation can be denied. Some parents may be able to have their child support orders modified if certain parenting time conditions are met.

More men being awarded child support

Gone are the days where fathers in Minnesota are automatically court ordered to pay child support for their children. Today, more dads are being awarded child support from women. As more mothers continue to take over the role of primary breadwinner for their families, the child support standards that have long applied to men are now being applied to them.

What are the consequences of unpaid child support?

When families in Minnesota go through the divorce process, the non-custodial parent is often obligated to offer financial assistance in the form of child support. In the event that you are ordered to provide child support, you may be wondering what the penalties are for delinquent payments. To this end, there are a number of serious ramifications that can result, including the possibility of jail time.

What three components determine Minnesota child support payments?

Child support can become a major source of distress during a divorce. That's frequently because the custodial parent seeks an amount that the non-custodial parent thinks is unfair. However, Minnesota courts use a specific formula in order to determine how much child support should be paid. But what areas of child care does the court take into consideration before establishing this amount?

What is covered under child support payments?

When courts make decisions on a divorcing couple, whether it is child custody or child support, their primary concern is the best interests of the child. And this philosophy extends into what is covered by child support as well. Despite many people's beliefs, it extends well beyond the basics of food, clothing and shelter.

Rapper released from jail for non-payment of child support

Failure to pay child support is a serious development after a divorce and can result in aggressive prosecution. Anyone who has been accused of this offense can find themselves facing both fines and significant jail time. However, one famous rapper has just been released from jail early after serving time for failing to pay overdue child support.

Rapper receives jail time for not paying child support

Most Minnesota residents know that continuing to pay for child support is important, both for the child and the custodial parent. Failing to pay can really hurt those who depend on it and it can land the delinquent non custodial parent in legal trouble. In a recent high profile case, a famous rap artist has now received a significant jail sentence for nonpayment of child support.

Child support criteria followed by Minnesota family courts

Most Minnesota residents who have gone through a divorce were either non-custodial parents and had to pay for child support or were custodial parents and received child support. But the amount of money that a non-custodial parent must pay can vary significantly from couple to couple. Here are some basic guidelines that Minnesota family courts use to help determine child support.

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