- Locating parents
- Establishing parentage
- Establishing and enforcing court orders for basic medical and child care support
- Working with other states to enforce support orders
- Collecting and processing payments
- Assisting clients through the child support process
- Closing cases
Beltrami County Public Assistance
Either parent of a child may apply or qualify for certain support services from the Child Support Unit. Depending on the circumstances associated with the case, there may be fees assessed for collection unless the applicant receives public assistance (Minnesota Family Investment Program, Medical Assistance, Minnesota Care, or Childcare Assistance).
Child support agencies and county attorneys do not represent either parent in child support court actions. Rather, they represent the best interests of the child according to the requirements of child support statutes and guidelines. In Minnesota, parents can also use an expedited process to resolve child support matters where they can represent themselves. More information is available at the Minnesota Judicial Branch, Self Help Center.