In Minnesota, the court uses a child support guidelines calculator through the Minnesota Department of Human Services to determine child support. There are three forms of child support: basic child support, child care support, and medical support.

Basic support is determined by looking at both parents’ incomes, as well as the amount of parenting time each parent spends with the minor child. Child care support can be awarded if the child is receiving child care due to the custodial parent’s work and/or education schedule. Usually, only one parent will be ordered to provide health insurance coverage for the minor child, however, both parents are often responsible for any uninsured medical and dental costs of the child based upon a percentage of their respective income.

For more on child support calculations, see here.

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