The County's Role in Paternity & Child Support Services
Every child needs financial and emotional support from both parents. Child support includes basic support, medical support, and childcare support. A court order can require 1 or both parents to provide child support for his or her child. The State of Minnesota and Crow Wing County child support offices work with both parents to help children receive the child support they deserve.
Crow WingCounty Child Support Agency provides a variety of services to make sure that a child receives support.
Collecting and processing payments
Changing an existing child support order
Enforcing an existing child support order
Identifying and verifying sources of income
Getting a court order for child support
Getting a court order for paternity / legally naming the father of a child born outside of marriage
Services not included:
Giving legal advice
Getting a separation or divorce
Establishing or enforcing parenting time or visitation
Collecting unpaid bills or debts not related to child support obligations
A person needing paternity and/or child support help may apply for child support services at Crow Wing County. An application for child support services is available by mail, please call 218-824-1260 to request an application.