Child Support Services
Services We Provide
- Locating Parents.
- Establishing parentage.
- Establishing and enforcing court orders for child support, medical support, and child care support.
- Adjusting court orders based on the cost-of -living index.
- Working with other states to enforce support when one parent does not live in Minnesota.
- Collecting and processing payments.
Every child needs financial and emotional support. Every child has the right to this support from both parents. Devoted parents can be a loving and supporting force in a child’s life. Even when parents do not live together, they need to work together to support their child. Without the involvement of both parents, too many children don’t get the chance they need and deserve to reach their full potential.
The child support enforcement program helps parents establish a financial partnership. Minnesota’s Department of Human Services Child Support Enforcement Division supervises the child support program. County child support offices administer the program. An important goal of the child support program is to help families work toward becoming or remaining self-sufficient through improved child support collections. By working with both parents to establish and enforce support orders, Minnesota’s child support program helps children receive the financial support, medical support, and child care support they deserve. Child support services assist in establishing paternity for children and in the collection of child support. Although recipients of MFIP and MA are required to use this service, others can apply for this service for a one-time fee of $25.
Looking for Case Information?
MN Child Support Online is an interactive web site developed by the State of Minnesota to provide child support participants with direct activity and financial information about their case(s).
MN Dept of Human Services Child Support Services (off site link)
Applying for Services (off site link)
Child Support Services (off site link)
Community Partners (off site link)
Contact (off site link)
Carisia Ellingson, Traverse County Child Support Officer
P.O. Box 46
Wheaton, MN 56296