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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.
- "Child support" is court-ordered payments for the financial support of a child. Under Minnesota law, a child has the right to be financially supported by both parents.
- Click on this link for the Minnesota Statutes on Child Support. Additional statutes, regulations and opinions may apply to your specific situation.
- Minn. Stat. 518A.65 Driver's License Suspension
- Minn. Stat. 518A.66 Occupational License Suspension
- Minn. Stat. 518A.67 Motor Vehicle Lien
- Minn. Stat. 518A.68 Recreational License Suspension
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
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.
As librarians and not lawyers, we can suggest resources but cannot give legal advice (such as which form to file), or legal opinions, (such as how a statute might apply to particular facts). To do so could be considered the unauthorized practice of law. Even though we try to suggest materials that will be of help, further research is usually required to find a complete and correct answer. For many questions, the best answer may be to consult an attorney.
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