Child Support

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This booklet provides basic information about how child support is set, collected and changed (“modified”).  It has information on Minnesota’s child support guidelines called “Income Shares.” Remember, this booklet is a guide and is not…
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
Welcome! These Minnesota Court forms help you obtain or respond to a contempt of court motion. “Contempt of Court” is a decision by a judge that someone has disobeyed a court…
Source: Minnesota Courts

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.

Applying for child support programs - Minnesota Department of Human Services
Author: Minnesota Department of Human Services

Minnesota's child support program helps parents establish a financial partnership so children receive the financial, medical and child care support they deserve.



Source: Education for Justice