“Child Support” is a culmination of a number of things:
A child’s food; housing; clothing and daily care; these are also known as Basic Support.
The other aspect of child support is day care or child care costs for taking care of your child when you are unavailable, e.g. at work. This is Child Care Support
And the cost of health and dental insurance for your child is known as Medical Support.
These three items, Basic Support, Child Care Support and Medical Support, combined, make up Minnesota’s definition of Child Support.
You can get a child support order as part of divorce proceeding, child custody case, Order For Protection (OFP) hearing, paternity or even legal separation proceeding.
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