Every child needs financial and emotional support and every child has the right to support from both parents. Minnesota’s child support program benefits children by enforcing parental responsibility for their support.
The Child Support Enforcement and Collections unit works with parents to establish and enforce support orders.
Child Support Program
The Child Support program helps:
Adjusting court orders based on the cost-of-living index
Children receive the financial support, medical support, and child care support they deserve
Collecting and processing payments
Establishing and enforcing court orders for child support, medical support, and child care support
Families work toward becoming and remaining self-sufficient
Parents and guardians applying for services
Parents establish a financial partnership
Reviewing and modifying court orders for support
Working with other states to enforce support when one parent does not live in Minnesota