Child support is the contribution a parent makes for their children towards care, living expenses, and medical support. All of Minnesota's 87 counties are federally mandated to provide child support services for families regardless of the family's socioeconomic status. Child support includes: basic support, child care support, and medical support. For additional information on the child support program, visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services Web site at www.childsupport.dhs.state.mn.us.
Lac qui Parle County Child Support Services:
- Establishing paternity / legally naming the father of a child born outside of marriage
- Establishing a court order for child support
- Modifying an existing child support order
- Enforcing an existing child support order
- Locating parents for child support
- Identifying and verifying sources of income for child support
- Collecting and processing payments
Services NOT Provided:
- Legal advice
- Legal separation or divorce
- Establishing or enforcing custody or parenting time/visitation
- Collecting unpaid bills or debts not related to child support obligations
- How do I apply for Child Support Services?
- How do I make a Child Support Payment?
- How can I get payment information on my case?
- How much Child Support will I have to pay?
- How do I request a change to my Child Support?
- Can I receive my Child Support as a Direct Deposit to my bank account?
- How do I collect unreimbursed and/or uninsured medical or dental expenses?
- What is the other parent's address and/or place of employment?
- How do I establish or change the custody or parenting time?
- How do I close my Child Support Case?
- How can I learn more about Child Support?