Support


“I was going through one of the hardest times in my life with my divorce, and I appreciated how Zach was there through it all. I am so grateful for all the support Vox Law provided from the beginning to the end for my kids and I.”

— Former Vox Law client


CHILD AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT EXPERTS

 

Minnesota child support and spousal maintenance laws are complex and ever-changing. Many people are told that determination of monthly child support in Minnesota is simply done by blindly plugging figures into a child support calculator, but this is simply not true. It is important to have a family law attorney on your side who will not just explain the guideline child support calculation, but will also explain in plain language what factors are affecting the formula, and what may be done to change them. With such complications as self-employment, parenting time ratio, county assistance, imputed income, and non-joint children greatly affecting the child support determination, you need sound legal advice and representation to protect your rights.

Spousal maintenance, sometimes known as "alimony", is unquestionably one of the most unpredictable facets of any divorce.  In Minnesota, there is no guideline formula, or even recommended amount or duration, to guide the court in making a determination of spousal maintenance.  As such, spousal maintenance awards often vary from county to county, judge to judge, and even case to case.  This does not mean that the entire system is in complete chaos and the attorney you choose can not make a difference - we use our experience to help clients present the best case possible for the desired spousal maintenance result.  While no attorney can guarantee any particular result with spousal maintenance (and you should never trust any who try), we put our experience to work for our clients to achieve the best possible result.

If you are dealing with a child support or alimony issue — establishment of  support, modification of  support, collection of arrearages, or even contempt, it is important to know your rights and have a strong advocate on your side. Contact VOX LAW today for a free consultation with an experienced family law attorney who will provide a plain language assessment of your situation and explain your legal rights and options going forward.