Minnesota Child Support

In Minnesota, child support may be ordered whenever parents separate or divorce, when an unmarried parent files a petition for support with the court, or even when a child lives with a non-parent party who files for child support.

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Minnesota Child Support Garnishment Limits, Exemptions and Protections

While child support garnishment is taken very seriously, Minnesota garnishment law does offer protection for some of the noncustodial parent’s income. Even when an employer is served with multiple support orders, or other types of withholding orders for the same employee, a percentage of the employee’s income is protected by Minnesota child support garnishment limits. If full payment cannot be made for all of the withholding orders, Minnesota garnishment law holds the employer responsible for allocating payments in order of priority.

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Minnesota Child Support Collections and Fees

A noncustodial parent who is assigned an order for Minnesota child support collection should be aware that any form of income is subject to wage garnishment. This includes large lump-sum payments, which must be reported to the Minnesota office of child support. Further, because Minnesota wage garnishment law legally binds the employer to enforce the order, the law also allows for the employer to collect a small administrative fee from the noncustodial parent’s wages.

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Minnesota Wage Garnishment: Minnesota Child Support Garnishment

Minnesota wage garnishment is enforced on a noncustodial parent through an order for support for a child. This child support garnishment order is generally served on any party that provides the noncustodial parent with income, such as an employer or independent administrator of income. The employer or administrator of other funds must remit payment to the agency that issued the support order in a timely manner, and should follow Minnesota wage garnishment laws closely.

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