Child Support is the ongoing financial support of children. It is established under a divorce (dissolution of marriage), legal separation or paternity.
Under current Minnesota law, child support guidelines are now based on the gross income of both parents and the parenting time for each regardless of the custody label. The combined income of the parents is referred to as "Parental Income for Child Support" or "PICS."
Other factors that are determined under the child support calculation include which parent is incurring the cost of health insurance, dental insurance and daycare. The amounts for each of these expenses for the child are calculated to determine each parent's respective financial obligation.
Read the Minnesota Statute on Child Support.