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Child Support
Our agency administers the child support program by working with parents to establish and enforce support orders. Child support helps families become and remain self-sufficient through improved child support collections.

Child Support Task Force Public Comment Meeting

Public Comment meeting will be held at South Central College located at 1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato, MN  56003 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Child Support Task Force Website
Online survey for those who cannot attend    

Services We Can Provide
  • Locating parents
  • Establishing paternity
  • Establishing and modifying basic, medical, and child care support
  • Enforcing court orders for basic child support, medical and dental support, and child care support
  • Collecting current and past due support
  • Reviewing and modifying court orders for basic child support, medical support, and child care support

Services We Cannot Provide
  • Collection of non-child support debts
  • Divorce action
  • Establishment or modification of spousal maintenance (alimony) orders
  • Help in getting or changing custody and/or parenting time 
  • Legal advice or counsel

New video details options for mothers, fathers for establishing parentage
Many parents don’t know their options or understand the benefits of determining parentage when their child is born. The Minnesota Department of Human Services created a new video, “Establishing Parentage — What Every Mother and Father Should Know,” to help new, unmarried parents decide how they want to establish parentage and understand the benefits. The video focuses on two ways to establish parents, signing the Recognition of Parentage form or genetic testing. The video also covers related subjects, such as child support, custody and parenting time. DHS translated the eight-minute video into four languages. More information is available on the recognition of parentage page.

Contact Us

Child Support Supervisor 

Watonwan County Human Services
715 Second Ave. S.
P.O. Box 31
St. James, MN 56081

Ph: (507) 375-3294

Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm