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A Guide to Child Support Spousal Maintenance Cost-of-Living Adjustments

This guide should be used only for court orders that were issued in the state of Minnesota. If your divorce or child support order is from another state, you cannot use this guide.

You may download a free copy of the 2010 version A Guide to Child Support and Spousal Maintenance Cost-of-Living Adjustments including the forms needed to file for an adjustment. Current CPI tables available through the Bureau of Labor Statistics can be accessed on the OESW CPI Page.

You may also obtain a paper copy of this document by calling 651-296-0099. Leave a message on the voicemail with your name and address, and a packet will be mailed within two weeks.

Note: New child support laws went into effect in Minnesota on January 1, 2007. On the Department of Human Services website you can view a Fact Sheet on the new laws or use an online calculator to estimate child support under the new rules.

If your spousal maintenance order includes child support, please access assistance via the Minnesota Department of Human Services' Child Support Page. 24-hour recorded information can be found at (651) 431-4340 Twin Cities metro area or (800) 657-3954 Outside the metro area.

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