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In Minnesota, about 70 percent of all support payments are made through income withholding.
As of January 1, 1994, all new and modified child support orders must address income withholding. This means that if a noncustodial parent has been ordered to pay child support and is employed, the noncustodial parent`s employer must withhold the child support amount from the noncustodial parent`s paycheck. The employer can either mail that amount to the Child Support Payment Center in St. Paul or electronically transfer the funds to the state. The payment center`s mailing address is:
Minnesota Child Support Payment Center
P.O. Box 64306
St Paul, MN 551640306
Based on the number of times per month the employer withholds money, the custodial parent may receive child support weekly, biweekly, or monthly.
The court may waive income withholding only if:
These payments can be paid by cash, check, money order, or electronic funds transfer. Employers and other state child support agencies may choose to use electronic funds transfer as a method of paying support.
This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified child support lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact a local child support attorney to discuss your specific legal situation.