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.
Services We Can Provide
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
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. If you have questions about establishing paternity, contact your local child support office.