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Legal Topics: Child Support

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Statutes: (Additional statutes, regulations & opinions may apply to your specific situation.)

  • Minnesota Statutes Chapter 518A, Child Support.
  • Resources:

  • Child Support, from the Self-Help Center.
  • Child Support, from LawHelpMN.org.
  • Child Support, from the 4th District (Hennepin County) Courts.
  • Child Support Forms, from the Minnesota Judiciary.
  • Forms--Child Support, from the Self-Help Center.
  • "How-To" Videos on Child Support Issues, from the Self-Help Center.
  • What is the "Expedited Process" (ex pro), from the Self-Help Center.
  • How to Handle COLA, from the Self-Help Center.
  • A Guide to Child Support & Spousal Maintenance Cost-of-Living Adjustments, by the Legislative Commission on the Economic Status of Women.
  • "How To" Video: How to File a Motion to Stop a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), from the Self-Help Center.
  • How to Enforce a MN Child Support Order, from the Self-Help Center. (Includes forms)
  • How to Modify (Change) an Existing Support Order, from the Self-Help Center. (Includes forms)
  • Child Support, from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
  • Child Support: Basic Questions , from the House of Representatives Research Department.
  • Minnesota Child Support Online, from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
  • Minnesota's Child Support Laws: an Overview , from the House of Representatives Research Department.
  • Resources on Minnesota Issues: Child Support Guidelines, from the Legislative Reference Library.
  • What happens when the kids grow up? Minnesota's Child Support Laws: an Overview , from the House of Representatives Research Department, has a section on when a child support order ends. See page 16. The Self-Help Center has a page on Changing an Order When a Child Turns 18 and Has Left High School.

    Related Topics: Child Custody; Divorce; Motions; Paternity.


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