MINNESOTA CHILD SUPPORT LAWS & REGULATIONS UPDATE 2023
A DECADE OF CHANGE: AN OVERVIEW OF MINNESOTA’S CHILD SUPPORT LAWS AND REGULATIONS TIMELINE (2013-2023)
Minnesota’s child support laws have evolved over the last decade to ensure that children receive the necessary financial support while considering parents’ circumstances.
2013: Child Support Guidelines Update
– Regular updates of child support guidelines to reflect economic realities.
2014: Holistic Child Well-being Focus
– Emphasis on the overall well-being of the child in child support considerations.
2015: Efficient Payment Disbursement
– Implementation of efficient methods for disbursement of child support payments.
2016: Strengthening Enforcement Measures
– Introduction of robust enforcement measures for consistent child support payments.
2017: Income Verification Enhancements
– Introduction of improved income verification methods for accurate calculations.
2018: Simplified Modification Procedures
– Simplification of child support modification procedures for parents’ convenience.
2019: Responsive to Changing Dynamics
– Consideration of changing family dynamics in child support calculations.
2020: Online Resources Accessibility
– Provision of online resources for parents to manage child support cases.
2021: Ongoing Guidelines Review
– Continuous review and updates of child support guidelines.
2022: Shared Parenting Support
– Promotion of shared parenting arrangements for fair support calculations.
Minnesota’s child support regulations reflect its dedication to children’s well-being and parents’ responsibilities, creating a balanced approach to support calculations.
Minnesota child support is not determined by a chart, as is common in many states.
Rather, there are simple guidelines modified based on the circumstances of both parents.
Based on a scale that factors net monthly income and number of children, a parent that makes $650-700 a month can expect to pay 18% of that salary to one non-custodial child.
That number rises to 20% if the parent makes between $750 and 800 a month. The percentage can be as high as 38% for a non-custodial parent making an excess of $1,000 a month with four or more non-custodial children.
There will be additional penalties on the parent for a history of refusing to pay child support. Child support arrangements are automatically reviewed every three years.