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Child Support & Spousal Maintenance

Determining appropriate levels of child and spousal support can be crucial, whether it is part of a divorce or as a stand-alone child support case. When support levels are set too high, the person who is paying can face serious economic distress. When support levels are set too low, the ex-spouse or child may be unable to make ends meet. An experienced attorney is needed to set support at the proper amount.

Child Support In Minnesota

In Minnesota, child support is determined using a formula in the state guidelines. Factors such as gross income and expenses such as day care and health care costs are entered into the formula. The guideline also accounts for how much time a child spends with a parent. The more time a parent spends with a child, the greater the adjustment to the child support levels.

Spousal Support/Alimony/Spousal Maintenance

Determining whether spousal support is appropriate and if so, what amount and for how long is based on a number of factors including the length of the marriage and each spouse’s income and expenses. Spousal support can be either permanent or rehabilitative. A permanent award is ongoing while a rehabilitative amount is awarded for a period of time. A common instance of rehabilitative spousal support includes an award that helps an ex-spouse secure training or education for a period of time so he or she can be financially independent.

Decades Of Experience Serving The Needs Of Our Community

At Kelm & Reuter, P.A., we understand how important it is for people to secure support levels that work with the realities of their lives. We have been helping people in our area with difficult family law issues since 1989. We use that experience and our knowledge of the local courts and judges to build cases that are tailored not to just your circumstances, but also the judge your case will be heard before. That level of individualized attention to each case helps us secure the best possible outcome for our clients.

Child Support/Spousal Support Attorneys Serving St. Cloud And The Sauk Rapids Metropolitan Area

Working with an attorney who knows what you truly need and how to fight for it is the best way to ensure you have support agreements that work for you. Turn to the attorneys of Kelm & Reuter, P.A. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 320-247-4632 or contact us online.