The legislature sets child support policy in Minnesota. This information brief provides introductory information and answers to common questions about laws on setting, modifying, paying, enforcing, and terminating child support. By providing a basic understanding of current law, it is intended to

  • (1) help legislators answer questions from individuals affected by a child support order; and
  • (2) help legislators understand proposals for changes in the law.

All section and chapter references in these posts are to Minnesota Statutes as amended through the 2011 regular and special sessions.
Please note: The following posts provide general information on child support laws and do not constitute legal adivce. For advice with child support issues, an individual should ask his or her attorney, contact the local county child support office, or call the automated Child Support Help Line at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, 651-431-4400 or 1-800-657-3954.

The following posts will discuss these issues related to child support:

This and any related posts have been adopted from the Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department’s Information Brief, Minnesota’s Child Support Laws, written by legislative analyst Lynn Aves.