One hesitation that many Maple Grove families may have about beginning the divorce process is how the details of child support and child custody will affect their family. Child support is a financial amount awarded from one parent to the other parent who has primary physical custody. This amount is determined by a variety of factors, but it is awarded with the best interests of the child in mind. Everyday expenses of raising a child are typically shared expenses by Minnesota parents, regardless of whether or not they are living together.
That is why child support is so important for meeting the financial obligations that raising a child requires. It helps to pay for basic necessities like food, shelter and clothes. But it also allows children to participate in after-school activities and to partake in other activities. Because parents splitting up can be a big adjustment, keeping the rest of their life as constant as possible can help to ease the child into the split-parenting transition.