Skilled Help With Child Support In Minnesota
If you are looking to file a child support order, you need a child support attorney in Minnesota you can count on. Messick Law, PLLC, provides prompt and personalized legal counsel to help you obtain the financial security that your children deserve and the law requires.
We focus on issues concerning family law, including divorce, child custody, orders for protection, adoption and many more. Our vast courtroom experience enables us to deliver positive resolutions while minimizing the stress and hassle that comes with tough family transitions.
What To Consider When Choosing A Child Support Lawyer In Minnesota:
Mastery Of Minnesota Family Law
Child support laws differ from one state to the other. Your lawyer should be well-versed in the nuances of Minnesota family law to effectively advocate for your interests.
Level Of Experience
Our attorneys have significant negotiation and litigation experience. They are ready to advise you on the law and your options and put together a thorough case if courtroom confrontation is necessary.
A child support lawyer is someone you will be in frequent contact with during an emotionally difficult time in your life. Hence, it is important to work with someone you can trust and communicate openly with.
A Child Support Lawyer You Can Rely On
Jacquelyn Lutz is a reputable attorney practicing solely in family law. Prior to joining Messick Law, PLLC, she practiced in a trusted family law firm in Oakdale, Minnesota, and has been part of the Super Lawyers Rising Star list since 2019. Attorney Jacquelyn also volunteers to do pro bono representation through Legal Assistance of Dakota County. As a solution-focused attorney, she works closely with clients to develop astute legal solutions that fit each family’s unique needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get child support?
A parent or the county must file a court case to obtain an order for child support. Child support can be a stand-alone case or can be granted in the following cases:
- Divorce case
- Paternity action
- Order for protection (OFP) case
Child support ends when the child no longer fits the legal definition of “child”. Under Minnesota law, a “child” is defined as someone who is:
- below 18 years of age or
- under age 20 if they are still in high school or
- of any age and is unable to support themselves because of a physical or mental condition
In some cases of children with special needs, child support may continue into adulthood.
How can child support be modified?
Child support can be modified whenever there is a substantial change in circumstances such as the parents’ incomes or the parenting time schedule. If a new support order would result in an amount that is 20% higher/lower and has at least $75.00 difference, the court will consider a modification.
Why Choose Our Firm?
Vast Courtroom Experience
We have extensive experience litigating almost every type of family law matter before the court. Our team of Minnesota-based child support attorneys has the wisdom to advise you on your case’s likely outcome and guide you through courtroom litigation or out-of-court negotiation. We work closely with each client, providing measurable value every step of the way.
A Personalized Approach
Our child support attorneys in Minnesota are committed to developing solutions tailored to your family’s immediate and long-term needs. We help you understand the costs and projected benefits of your case, so you can make sound financial decisions from start to finish.
Our lawyers offer expert insights into an array of family law issues including child support, divorce, adoption, child custody and parenting time, orders for protection and many more scenarios.
Ensure Your Child’s Financial Security
At Messick Law, PLLC, we’ve witnessed firsthand how child support matters can be stressful for our clients and their loved ones. Book a consultation with us and get the guidance you need during this challenging and sensitive time.