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Child Support

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This booklet provides basic information about how child support is set, collected and changed.  It has information on Minnesota’s child support guidelines called “Income Shares.” Remember, this booklet is a guide and is not meant to…
Source: Education for Justice
This guide has basic information about paternity, custody, child support, and parenting time for unmarried fathers in Minnesota.  Every state has different laws on family law. This guide is for Minnesota only.
Source: Central Minnesota Legal Services

Do-It-Yourself Forms

Welcome! This free program helps you create the forms to ask the court for a Fee Waiver. These forms are also called an In Forma Pauperis, or IFP. The program works by asking you…
Source: Education for Justice

Helpful Websites

Tips for Representing Yourself in Court - Minnesota State Courts
Author: Minnesota Courts

Tips to help if you are representing yourself in court, or deciding whether or not to hire a lawyer.

Contempt of Court
Author: Minnesota Courts

“Contempt of Court” is a decision by a judge that someone has disobeyed a court order they knew existed and they did so with no good reason. The Courts webpage has available forms - not all contempt cases have forms published.