In Minnesota, child support is determined pursuant to certain guidelines. The income of each parent is taken into account, along with parenting time schedules, cost for daycare and cost for medical and dental insurance. While the support guidelines are not necessarily binding, the vast majority of judges embrace them.

Following the entry of a child support order, the recipient of support has the option of receiving payment directly from the payor or through collection by the county child support office. Most recipients find the services offered by their local child support collection agency very beneficial. Child support officers not only collect monthly support payments