Links & Resources
Counties Can Help with the COLA:
Parties can call their child support worker about the COLA. While counties cannot advise the parties, they can answer questions and provide information about the process. Counties can also assist with stipulations. Despite buildings currently being closed, county child support offices are taking calls during this pandemic. To contact Watonwan County Child Support, call (507) 375-3294.
- Family Court: Family Court handles cases where parties seek court intervention to solve their family issues. Family Court matters includes divorce, paternity, domestic abuse, child custody, support, and visitation.
- Minnesota Child Support Website: This website provides current case and payment information and online resources for community partners.
- Minnesota Department of Human Services: This department provides information about child support services, online forms and brochures, and other programs.
- Minnesota Child Support Guidelines Calculator: The Minnesota Child Support Enforcement Division bases the Child Support Guidelines Calculator on the Minnesota Child support guidelines statue, which became effective January 1, 2007. The calculator is intended to be used to estimate the amount of child support that the court may order on a case. This calculator is for informational and educational use only and is not a substitue for the child support guidelines.
- Minnesota Employers Guide to Child Support Laws: Employers play a pivotal role in Minnesota’s child support efforts and make a valuable contribution to the lives of Minnesota’s children. Through income withholding, employers collect more than 70% of all the support disbursed, and through new hire reporting, they help match employees with support obligations.
- Minnesota Fathers and Families Network: This network is supporting Minnesota’s children by building the profession of fatherhood practitioners and increasing public awareness of positive father-child involvement.
- MinnesotaHelp.info: This is an online directory of resources such as: human services, information and referral, financial assistance, and other forms of aid and assistance.
- WorkForce Centers: This organization provides services that help people find jobs.