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Child Support – Contempt Proceedings for Non-Payment of Support
The child support agency can ask the court to find a noncustodial parent in contempt of court if he or she has the ability to pay but is intentionally not paying the support obligation.
The court can order the noncustodial parent to serve a jail sentence if found in contempt. The jail sentence can be avoided if the noncustodial parent meets certain conditions, such as making regular support payments.
The child support agency can pursue a contempt action if all of the following are true. The noncustodial 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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