Minneapolis, MN family law attorney Ruta Johnsen briefly goes over the different types of child support.
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In Minnesota, a child has a right to be financially supported by both of his or her parents. So, Minnesota practices a shares of income child support approach which means that both parents gross income goes toward determination of what ultimately one parent is going to pay for child support. The courts look at parents’ gross income by looking at W-2s, 1099s, K-1s, or any other form or document that would tell the court what this parent is making. In Minnesota, there’s three types of child support. There’s basic child support. There is medical support and child care support. Parents are responsible for all three of that type support.