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I am a shareholder in the firm of McGrann Shea Carnival Straughn & Lamb, Chartered, and have practiced exclusively in family law for over 30 years. I am one of only two Minnesota Diplomates of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers (membe...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Family
Scott M. Rodman is a shareholder with Arnold, Rodman & Kretchmer, PLLC. Mr. Rodman’s practice focuses exclusively on family law, including but not limited to divorce, custody, child support, spousal maintenance, interstate and international divorc...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Family, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Alimony
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Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Family, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation
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If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.