If you and your spouse in Minnesota are discussing a separation or a divorce and you have minor children together, you know that you will somehow have to figure out how to raise your kids together while no longer being married. One component to raising kids is paying for them and their associated needs. This may mean that one of you will be required to make child support payments.
If you have been separated from your child in Minnesota, you may have wondered if DNA testing may help you find them. DNA testing has grown in popularity over recent years and many people take the test for different reasons. Some people are looking for medical history, particularly if they are unfamiliar with one or both sides of their biological family. Some others may wish to learn more about their racial and ethnic makeup or are just curious.
If a Minnesota court ordered you to pay child support, you may wonder, like many other payees, what, exactly, child support covers. You may also assume that child support only covers the essentials such as food, clothing and shelter. Unfortunately, you would assume wrong.