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Child Support & Visitation

Serving Clients Throughout the South Metro and Across the Twin Cities

While divorcing or separating parents may disagree on many issues, all parties can agree that the best interests of the child must be protected. Establishing child support is an important element of family law that calls for the guidance of an experienced child support lawyer.

At Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A., our attorneys have extensive experience handling child support issues, visitation schedules and other aspects of family law. We are prepared to advocate for your rights while protecting the best interests of your child.

Child Support

In Minnesota, child support is determined by a set of guidelines that take into account a number of factors, including:

  • The income of both parents
  • The number of children
  • The health care and educational needs of the child
  • The parenting time arrangement

In order to accurately determine child support, the income of both parents must be valued. This can be complex when either parent is self-employed, or one parent may be attempting to hide assets or income.

Our attorneys conduct thorough investigations into child support matters, to determine the accurate amount of the parents’ income and to determine the correct amount of child support.

Parenting Time/Visitation

Parenting time, also known as visitation, is the determination of when a child will be in the physical custody of either parent. Visitation schedules specify where the child spends each day, including weekends, as well as key holidays and birthdays. Visitation schedules may also specify when and how the child is transported from one parent to the other.

Whether you are the custodial or noncustodial parent, or you share physical custody of the child, it is important to consult with a family lawyer who is well versed in parenting time/visitation and child custody issues.

Contact Our Visitation Dispute Attorneys in Dakota County

If you need legal guidance or advocacy for a child support or visitation matter in Minnesota, our attorneys are here for you. Contact us online or by telephone at 952-432-3136 or toll free at 800-595-5419 to arrange a consultation with one of our knowledgeable experienced child support lawyers in Apple Valley.