Working with other states
Every state must provide child support services to a parent living in their state, regardless of where the other parent lives.
If one parent lives in another state, the Minnesota child support office may:
- Take the next step on the case
- Request the help of the other state's child support office
- Respond to requests for help from other states.
Every state has a child support office. They all must follow federal child support regulations and the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, which:
- Allows only one current support order at a time
- Requires a tribunal to determine the one controlling order if there is more than one order for support
- Defines which state may modify an order
- Allows for income withholding for child support across state lines.
More information about other states' child support laws and procedures is in the federal Intergovernmental Reference Guide.