St. Louis Park Child Support Attorney

In addition to a parent's moral obligation to provide love and emotional support, parents also have an obligation to provide financial support to their children. Financial support includes basic support, medical support and child care support.

In Minnesota, the incomes of both parents and the amount of parenting time are considered when calculating child support obligations. Although there are basic child support calculators available online, those calculators often fail to address the unique details of each person's life.

I am attorney Stephanie J. Sternke, and I help individuals in St. Louis Park and throughout Minnesota accurately determine the amount of child support they can expect to pay or receive.

Accurately Determining The Income Of Both Parents

The most important factor in calculating child support is determining what each party's gross monthly income is. Determining the income of parties may not be as straightforward and easy as it sounds. Self-employment of a party, unemployment and voluntary underemployment can raise argument over what a party's income is or should be for purposes of calculating support. The receipt of cash assistance from the county may also be considered.

When you contact my firm, SJS Family Law, I can help ensure expenses and other things that impact income are calculated accurately. Parents who are unemployed, underemployed or receiving financial assistance may also be expected to prove they are working to get to a better financial situation.

I help clients with all child support concerns, including modifying existing arrangements and determining how a military divorce may affect support obligations. Learn more about the counsel an experienced lawyer can provide by contacting me to schedule your consultation. I can be reached through an online contact form or by calling 612-568-5967.