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by Debby Hackerson - Last Updated Feb 4, 2016
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MN Family Law Practice Manual /  Minnesota State Law Library / Call Number: KFM 5494.A6D3 1990 (Updated by Supplements)


MN Child Support Guidelines Calculator

The calculator is intended to be used to estimate the amount of child support that the court may order on a case. This calculator is for informational and educational use only and is not a substitute for the child support guidelines.  Click here to proceed to the guidelines.



Source:  Office of the Revisor of Statutes


Laws, Rules & More Child Support Resources

The following is a list of some of the laws and rules that pertain to child support in Minnesota.

  MN Stat. Ch. 518A Maintenance and support payments.
  MN Stat. 518A.75 Cost-of-living adjustments in maintenance or child support order.
  MN Stat. 256.87 Contribution by parents.
  MN Stat. Ch. 518 Marriage Dissolution.
  MN Rules of Civil Procedure
  MN General Rules of Practice in the District Courts
Title I:  Rules Applicable to all Court Proceedings
Title II:  Rules Governing Civil Actions
Title IV:  Rules of Family Court Procedure

You can get more help with legal research at law libraries in Minnesota. Talk to a lawyer to learn how the law and rules may affect your case.


What happens when the kids grow up?

Minnesota's Child Support Laws: an Overview  from the House of Representatives Research Department, has a section on when a child support order ends. See page 16. The Self-Help Center has a page on Changing an Order When a Child Turns 18 and Has Left High School.


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