Does Child Support Mean Paying For Extracurricular Activities?

  This is always a difficult question to answer, because most people have two very different beliefs regarding the sufficiency of child support. The first view, usually had by the obligor (the person paying the child support) is that the amount of child support paid in Minnesota is too much and that the person receiving the child support is making money by taking care of kids and there is no possible way it costs THAT much to raise a child. The second view, most often held in Minnesota by the obligee (the person receiving the money) is that child support …

I Thought Child Support Ended At Age 18!?!?

When Does Child Support Really End? Most people are under the assumption that child support is just that, support for a child and ends when the child turns 18.  However, in Minnesota Minn. Stat. 518A.26 controls this issue and says, generally that child support will continue until 1) the child is 18 AND 2) graduates from high school or 3) if due to physical or mental disability is unable to care for themselves.  It’s this last one that is rarely even considered in Minnesota Divorce Courts, but a somewhat significant case came out last week at addresses this very topic. …