Family Law: Child Support

Child Support Lawyers In Minnesota

The importance of properly establishing child support cannot be overstated. While Minnesota uses specific guidelines and a child support calculator to arrive at final figures, there are many factors that impact the final result. For child support cases, courts will consider the income levels of the parents, number of joint children, number of children from other relationships, medical costs, dental costs, health insurance costs, daycare costs, spousal support and the amount of visitation/parenting time.

At Heller & Thyen, P.A., our child support lawyers and staff have extensive experience in this technical area. We understand in order to get the best result, we need to be sure the court has all the information to determine a correct ruling. Our lawyers work alongside you so you’re able confidently understand the issues of your case and how your personal factors fit within the Minnesota guidelines.

Local Child Support Law Firm

When your child support was originally set, things may have been very different in your life. It is also important to understand the ever-changing nature of child support laws in Minnesota. In order to best understand the current child support laws of today, it’s important to work with an attorney well-versed in the current law and obligations such as Heller & Thyen, P.A. Our attorneys are constantly monitoring legislative changes and judicial decisions that impact your case. If your current support order is not based on current laws or is otherwise not accurately reflecting your current living situation, financial obligations and income, we can help you modify your support order.

Contact the premier child support lawyers in the St. Cloud area at Heller & Thyen, P.A. today!

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There are certain debts that a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy does not allow you to discharge. Some of these debts include:

1. Recent taxes
2. Student loan debt
3. Child support obligations
4. Spousal support obligations
5. Debts not listed in the Chapter 7 Petition
6. Credit that was obtained from fraud
7. Debts with co-debtors – your co-signer will be liable for the full amount of the debt unless they also file bankruptcy

If you are behind on your mortgage payment or car loan, a Chapter 7 will not bring you current. However, there may be other options available to you., like Chapter 13.

It is also important to keep in mind that a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy may not protect all of your assets. If you own multiple homes with a lot of equity in them or other valuable assets such as boats or vehicles without loans against them, the bankruptcy trustee will either sell the item and use the proceeds to pay some of your creditors, or negotiate with you to receive the cash equivalent of the asset. We can help you negotiate with the trustee if this situation arises.

If you find yourself in this type of situation, where you have unprotected assets that you want to keep, it may be better to do some pre-bankruptcy planning or look into a Chapter 13 payment plan.


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