Reliable Child Support Attorney 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 provides prompt and personalized legal counsel to help you obtain the financial security your children deserve.
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.
Get help from reliable child support attorneys in MN
If you are seeking to establish, modify, or enhance a child support order, call Messick Law today to discuss your case.
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 law to effectivelyadvocate for your interests.
Level of experience
Our attorneys have significant negotiation and litigation experience and are ready to advise you on the law, 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 attorney you can rely on
Jacquelyn Lutz is a reputable attorney practicing solely in family law. Prior to joining Messick Law in September 2020, she practiced in a trusted family law firm in Oakdale, Minnesota and has been part of the Superlawyers Rising Star list since 2019.
Attorney Jacquelyn also volunteers doing pro bono representation through Legal Services 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
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
In most cases, child support ends once the child graduates from high school. 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 physical or mental condition
In some cases of children with special needs, child support may continue into adulthood.
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 at least $75.00 difference, the Court will consider a modification.
Ensure your child’s financial security
At Messick Law, 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.
Schedule a consultation
If you are owed child support from your ex-spouse, you can take the matter to court. Schedule an appointment with our lawyers and let us help you collect the financial support your child deserves.