Something Other Than Guideline Child Support

Parties may agree to a modification or downward deviation of their child support obligation with appropriate findings (which must be approved by the court). For example, parents may agree that child support will not be awarded because, due to the parties’ respective incomes and the court-ordered parenting time, the parents will set up a cost allocation of the child’s expenses and each parent will be responsible for the child’s expenses when the child is in his or her care. Maschoff v. Leiding, 696 N.W.2d 834 (Minn. Ct. App. 2005).