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Child Support and Immigration Status

June 6, 2023

By Johnson/Turner Legal

Child Support and Immigration Status

June 6, 2023

By Johnson/Turner Legal

At Johnson/Turner, we understand the challenges of combining family law with immigration issues, especially in child support cases. Parents from diverse backgrounds aim to provide the best for their children. However, immigration status often raises concerns about child support obligations. Here, we explore the impact of immigration status on child support responsibilities.

Minnesota’s Child Support Rules: A Closer Look

Minnesota uses a specific formula to calculate child support, considering both parents’ incomes. Challenges arise when a parent cannot legally work in the U.S. In such cases, the court might assume the parent can earn an income. This assumption leads to income imputation, even without formal employment. Our team at Johnson/Turner skillfully handles these complex scenarios, ensuring fair representation of your rights and responsibilities.

Income Imputation and Employment: Navigating the Legalities

Courts consider actual earnings for child support, regardless of a parent’s work authorization. If an immigrant parent loses their job due to immigration issues, they can seek child support modification. However, courts often prioritize children’s needs and may not reduce the support amount. Johnson/Turner excels in navigating these delicate situations, providing clear, empathetic legal guidance.

Your Advocates in Complex Family Law Cases

Johnson/Turner balances legal expertise with compassion in challenging family law cases. We commit to transparency and open communication, ensuring your case gets the attention it deserves. Our strategic approach considers every aspect, including how immigration status affects child support.

Empowering You with Knowledge

Dealing with these issues together requires specialized knowledge. Our team stays updated on legal developments, empowering you to make informed decisions. We pace the legal process to match your comfort level, offering support and information whenever you need it.

Child support cases with immigration complications need expert handling. Johnson/Turner stands out with its knowledge, empathy, and legal skills. Contact us at (320) 299-4249 to discuss your case. Let us guide you through these complexities with precision and compassion.

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