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Child support payments usually continue until the child turns 18, unless otherwise ordered by the court. Support may continue until age 20 if a child is still in high school or is disabled.
If the court order is from a state other than Minnesota, the age of emancipation may vary. Contact your child support officer with questions.
If a child emancipates and the noncustodial parent still owes past-due child support, the child support agency will continue collection on the past-due amount.
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Child support defined
Child support eligibility
Establishing paternity (legal fatherhood)
Custody and parenting time
Determining child support amount
Changing an existing child support order
Cost of living adjustment (COLA)
Receiving your support payment
Making a child support payment
If child support payments are not made
Child care support
Closing your child support case
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