There is a wealth of information available on the Internet that discusses the issue of child support. Minnesota law specifically recognizes that children have the right to receive financial support from both parents. Child support generally involves three components, including:
- Basic support to cover costs associated with food, housing, educational opportunities and similar basic needs
- Medical support to cover dental and medical expenses for the child
- Child care support to cover day care expenses for the child when parents are in school or at work
Life never seems as simple as the guidance courts use to arrive at a solution to a legal problem. When it comes to co-parenting after divorce, a child support agreement may work well to define the obligations parents have to provide for their children. However, that may not always mean that parents will not face extraordinary expenses that child support does not fully address.