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Child Support – Contempt proceedings
The child support agency can ask the court to find a parent in contempt of court if he or she has the ability to pay the child support obligation, but is intentionally not paying the support obligation. Contempt proceedings for non-payment of support can be used as a tool to enforce a court order for child support.
The court can order the parent to serve a jail sentence if found in contempt. The parent can avoid the jail sentence if the parent meets certain conditions.
The child support agency can pursue a contempt action if all of the following are true. The non-custodial parent:
The child support agency will not pursue contempt action if any of the following are true:
Minnesota Statutes can be found on the Minnesota Office of the Revisor Web site.
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