Child Support

The Federal Government mandates that states provide child support services to ensure that all children receive the financial support they deserve from both parents. In Minnesota these services are administered by local county governments. In Mille Lacs County child support services are available through Mille Lacs County Community and Veterans Services. The Child Support Unit in Mille Lacs County collects and distributes more than $3.5 million annually.

Services Provided

The following services are provided:

  • Enforcement of orders
  • Establishment of court orders for child support
    • Basic support
    • Child care support
    • Medical support
  • Establishment of paternity
  • Location of absent parents
  • Review and modification of orders

Services Not Provided

Services we cannot provide:

  • Collection of non-child support debts
  • Divorce Action
  • Establishment or modification of spousal maintenance (alimony) orders
  • Help in getting or changing visitation or custody
  • Legal Advice

If you need help with any of these issues you may want to contact a private attorney.

Resources

General information is available by calling our agency at 320-983-8208 or the State Office of Child Support at 800-657-3954 or 651-296-2542 (metro).

Parents with a child support case in Minnesota can get up-to-date payment and account information 24 hours a day through the Payment Information Line at 800-657-3512 or 651-215-5630 (metro). They can also get information about payments, balances and what is happening on their case through the Department of Human Services.

Child Support Enforcement Division

Visit the Child Support Enforcement Division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services website. We recommend reading the brochure “Understanding Child Support: A Handbook for Parents (DHS-3393)” found at “Child Support Publications page."

Child Support Calculator

View the Child Support Calculator. The court system has an excellent public site with a section on Self-Help for child support, custody, and visitation matters.

Contact Information

If you have questions about child support or would like to apply for child support services, please contact the Child Support Unit of Mille Lacs County Community and Veterans Services at 320-983-8208.