Parents in Minnesota may face some challenges adapting to co-parenting after divorce. It can always be difficult to move from parenting full time to sharing the process, especially after the parents' romantic relationship is no longer in place. For the children, changes in schedule and increased uncertainty can make the transition more troublesome. However, the school year can help smooth some of these concerns as it provides ongoing stability and a consistent schedule even as kids become accustomed to moving back and forth between their parents' homes. The summer can create its own challenges for co-parenting families, but parents can help to ease the process by keeping some tips in mind.
In Minnesota and across the country, payroll collections are essential to the successful enforcement of child support orders. Across the country, almost 66 percent of all child support payments are made through electronic portals that streamline payroll withholding at the workplace. In 2017, $24.4 billion of a total $32.4 billion in child support payments across the country were collected through direct payroll deduction according to the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement.