Child Support

Definition of Child Support


Child support is the contribution a parent makes for their children towards care, living expenses, and medical support. All of Minnesota's 87 counties are federally mandated to provide child support services for families regardless of the family's socioeconomic status. Child support includes:
  • Basic support
  • Child care support
  • Medical support

Collection Support Services


Blue Earth County Child Support Agency provides a variety of services to assist in the collection of child support. Services include:
  • Establishing paternity / legally naming the father of a child born outside of marriage
  • Establishing a court order for child support
  • Modifying an existing child support order
  • Enforcing an existing child support order
  • Locating parents for child support
  • Identifying and verifying sources of income for child support
  • Collecting and processing payments
Find out how to apply for child support services

Services Not Available


The following services are not available from the County:
  • Legal advice
  • Legal separation or divorce
  • Establishing or enforcing custody or parenting time/visitation
  • Collecting unpaid bills or debts not related to child support obligations

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