Child Support – Community Partners
Child support community partners include a broad range of community and public agencies that serve our mutual clients. Community partners play a pivotal role in Minnesota’s child support efforts and make a valuable contribution to the lives of Minnesota’s children. Cooperation between our partners and child support agencies encourages clients to actively participate in their cases and that results in helping families provide for their children.
Minnesota’s child support program is county administered and state supervised. The state office sets policy, maintains a statewide computer system and payment center, disburses child support to families, monitors program performance and supervises Minnesota's child support program. County child support offices administer the program, provide services and manage cases by working with parents to establish and enforce support orders.
Resources to support families are important. Links on this page are a tool to provide easy access to child support information for our community partners. The information is not a substitute for legal advice.
The state office also publishes a child support desk reference (pdf) to help professionals and service providers. This document contains phone numbers and Websites that link to information and resources to help community partners and their clients solve child support problems. It also provides a list of printed and online forms and brochures about child support available from DHS.
Includes information for applying for full child support (IV-D) services or income withholding-only (Non-IV-D) services.
Includes information about the services provided from the child support program and is helpful if clients have questions about establishing paternity, revoking paternity, establishing an order,
Detailed information about enforcement remedies such as income withholding, credit bureau reporting, tax intercepts, and drivers, occupational or recreational license suspension, can be found on Minnesota Child Support Online under the terms and topics.
Minnesota law requires participants to report changes that may affect their case within 10 days of the change to their child support officer, the court, and the other parent.
When parents' income or expenses change, they may request that their court order be reviewed for a modification.
View a list of Frequently Asked Questions that may help Incarcerated Parents. The Department of Employment and Economic Development’s website has information about federal bonding services and tax credit incentives for employers hiring ex-felons.
Arrears management policy and procedures help obligors avoid or overcome obstacles to paying child support..