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Child support modification: Are you interested in this?

When it comes to child support modification, there will be many questions to answer. For instance, if you think you deserve more money from your ex-spouse, there is more to this than making a request.

Several years ago, the state of Minnesota changed its child support laws. Now, a combined income model is in place, meaning that the way child support is calculated is no longer the same.

Before you seek a child support modification, it is a good idea to learn more about how the state calculates a payment. In short, the new model takes two things into consideration:

-- The gross income of the custodial parent.

-- The gross income of the non-custodial parent.

These figures are added together and then compared to a table that shows how much parents in each bracket typically spend on their children.

It is easy to believe that a child support decree is final, but this is not always the case. Just because the court ruled in one way in the past does not mean things can't change in the future. For example, the beginning of a new job could result in a child support modification.

Do you have questions regarding child support modification? Are you wondering if now is the time to take action? If so, you have come to the right place. You can learn a lot on our website and blog. From there, don't hesitate to call us on the phone or reach out via email. Either way, you know we are here to provide you with the advice you require.

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