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Changes to Calculation of Child Support in Minnesota

As of August 1, 2018, the method for calculating child support in Minnesota has changed. The goal of the change was to eliminate the perceived child support “cliff” that resulted from the parenting expense adjustment. Under the previous child support laws, which were enacted in 2007, child support was calculated based upon an “income shares” model. Under the “income shares” model, both parents’ gross incomes were added together to create a total parental income for determining child support. Each parent was then supposed to pay a percentage of the total child support obligation based upon his or her percentage of...
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Witness to History: 2016

In 2016, South Central College celebrated its 70th anniversary. The institution, originally the Mankato Vocational School, was founded in 1946 and was the first public post-secondary vocational-technical school in the state. Also in 2016, Amy E. Sauter joined Farrish Johnson Law Office as an attorney specializing in divorce and family law. South Central College Mankato Vocational School was founded in 1946 as the first public post-secondary vocational-technical school in Minnesota. The Kline Garage, in downtown Mankato, became the site for the vocational school that offered programs in electrical careers, machine tool, and auto mechanics. In 1950, classes moved into the...
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Farrish Johnson Law Offices Welcomes New Attorney

Farrish Johnson Law Office is pleased to announce the addition of our new attorney, Amy E. Sauter. She will be practicing exclusively in the areas of family law with Farrish Johnson. A Minnesota native and Minnesota State University, Mankato Alumna, Sauter brings additional legal capabilities to the greater Mankato Community. After receiving her law degree, Cum Laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Sauter returned to Minnesota where she practiced in private law for six years in the St. Cloud area. Sauter is looking to get involved in the Mankato area after previously being involved with WACOSA, the St. Cloud Municipal Band, the...
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