Minnesota Child Support

Minnesota Department of Human Services’ Child Support Division (MDHS)

“Minnesota’s child support program benefits children by enforcing parental responsibility for their support.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services’ Child Support Division supervises the child support program. County child support offices administer it by working with parents to establish and enforce support orders. The department also works with employers and other payors, financial institutions, other states and many more to implement federal and state laws for the program.” — MDHS

Overview

Minnesota child support is calculated using a formula that takes into account the income of both parents, the number of children, and the amount of time each parent spends with the children. Child support can be paid by either parent, but is typically paid by the parent who earns more money. Child support can be paid directly to the other parent, or it can be paid through the Minnesota Child Support Payment Center. Minnesota child support payments are typically made on a monthly basis.

Child support can be modified if there is a significant change in the income of either parent, or if the amount of time each parent spends with the children changes. Minnesota child support payments are typically made through automatic withdrawal from the payer’s bank account.

Child support can be a difficult and confusing topic, but there are many resources available to help parents understand their rights and responsibilities. The Minnesota Department of Human Services has a website with information about Minnesota child support, including how to calculate child support, how to modify child support, and how to enforce child support. The Minnesota Child Support Payment Center also has a website with information about Minnesota child support, including how to make payments and how to receive payments. Parents who have questions about Minnesota child support can also contact the Minnesota Child Support Enforcement Division and check out our resources and child support calculator below.

Minnesota Child Support Services Contact Information

Office of Child Support Enforcement, Department of Human Services
444 Lafayette Road,
PO Box 64946
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0946
Office: (651) 431-4400
Fax: (651) 431-7517

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Amber Ahola, IV-D Director
Leech Lake Child Support Office
PO Box 577
222 2nd Street
Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633
Office: (218) 339-5640
Fax: (218) 335-3676
Email: amber.ahola@llojibwe.org

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indian Reservation
Interim Director of Tribal Child Support Enforcement
43408 Oodena Drive
Onamia, Minnesota 56359
Office: (320) 532-7461
Fax: (320) 532-7476
Email: Rachel.Sablan@millelacsband.com

Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
Director
Red Lake Nation Child Support Program
PO Box 1020
Red Lake, Minnesota 56671
Office: (218) 679-2306
Fax: (218) 679-2390
Email: cneadeau@redlakenation.org

White Earth Nation
Director
White Earth Nation Child Support Program
PO Box 387
White Earth, Minnesota 56591
Office: (218) 983-3285 x 5762
Fax: (218) 983-3101
Email: raeganh@whiteearth.com

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